Headshot courtesy of Lee Keenan

Headshot courtesy of Lee Keenan



Hello there!  My name is Charles "Chas" Mathieu and I would like to take a few moments to tell you a bit more about myself. I was born in Mexico and adopted at a very young age and for the past 18 years, I've called Chicago my home.

As a child I would draw characters from TV shows and movies and fill up plenty of sketchbooks in the process. Curios about the world and how things were built and constructed, LEGO bricks helped satisfy those curiosities.  In high school my experience building LEGO models helped when I joined stage crew. Being on stage never enthralled me, so the dark shadows of the theatre became my home, plus it's where all the cool magic happens!  Meanwhile, I was enrolled in art classes in which I was able toexplore paints at the same time developing my techniques in drawing.

In search for colleges I wanted to find a program and career path that allowed me to continue to continue to: build models, paint, draw, and explore the world - consequently I knew I wanted to become a scenic designer.

As a scenic designer I am able to continue to draw, paint, build models, while collaborating with others to create magic.  I love the process of bringing a story to life by carefully crafting a world in which the characters can live before an audience.  The ability to work with other talented theatre artists and their dedication, furthers my devotion to helping telling the story with scenery.

In addition to my scenic design portfolio, you can also find examples of my fine artwork here as well - under the 'Portfolio' page.

Once more, I want to thank you for taking interest in my work.  If you are interested in collaborating with myself, you can send me an email from the "Contact" page.