About Chaz

chaz in booth

Chaz in his booth.

Chaz began his unique style of drawing after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Economics (Go Panthers). After a brief stint at U.S. Steel as a cost analyst he headed west to sunny Southern California. He ended up in Laguna Beach and worked at a resort while working on a children’s book and his tan.

He moved up to Los Angeles to manage a multi-media theater for ABC Television called The Hollywood Experience. There he went to movie premieres, got to meet stars and thought he was cool. But he missed his family and his native Pittsburgh. Go Steelers, Go Pirates, Go Penguins, Go Panthers, Go Home. So he moved back to the ‘Burgh.

Chaz befriends a rhino at the Pittsburgh Zoo.

Chaz befriends a rhino at the Pittsburgh Zoo.

He hadn’t seen snow for six years so that first winter back Chaz hid inside and drew. He settled down and worked for 12 years at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. The amazing specimens at the Natural History Museum were a great influence along with the works at the Museum of Art and Andy Warhol Museum. The Omnimax films at the Science Center that were about nature were favorites. The Zoo, Phipps Conservatory and National Aviary also provided plenty of inspiration and nature in all its glory.

So Chaz bought a tent and display panels and started doing some shows. And kept doing drawings. Hope you like them.