"I'm Chad Schoonmaker, the C and the S of CS Creates, LLC. I love the arts. Always have.
Some call art their "escape," but for me it's more like coming home—my studio is where I feel most like myself. It's a gift, and I'm honored to share that gift with others.
It fascinates me to think that there's an infinite range of feelings in every single work, but they all start the same way—with a plain, blank canvas– and it's my job to peel back what isn't to see what is.
I work primarily with acrylics on canvas–heavy and soft-bodied, inks, resin – pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I mix a concoction of mediums and pour creating layers and layers of color and movement. I love all styles. With acrylic on canvas, I am in control. I get to tell where the paint and color land. With fluid pours, I'm totally not in control. I pick the colors and can attempt to manipulate but it's totally free. Both are equally satisfying and rewarding"
Chad Schoonmaker resides in Denham Springs, LA with his main inspirations, his wife Allison and son Sam. His work hangs in several salons and boutiques all over Baton Rouge. He is available for commission work and prints and originals are for sale in his Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChadSchoonART. For more, visit his website cscreates.com.