Featured Artist Chas Sinklier

Enjoy the photography of Texas artist Chas Sinklier, who shares his high-octane portfolio of hot rods, and uses proceeds from his work to change the world.


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My name is Chas – Chas Sinklier and I am a long time transplant to Texas from a far-away land – I like to say I made a conscious decision to become a Texan after a thorough investigation of all the alternatives ~:0)




The VivaChas! site is a chronicle of our travels and the people we meet as we trek around the Texas Hill Country – or any other place we go I suppose. I’ve worked – over the fullness of time – as a Graphic Designer & Photographer – including teaching design at some colleges and universities. I’ve found sharing what one knows is a good thing. ~:0)


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I love photography and would probably rather do that than anything else – except maybe for Post-Processing in Photoshop and making photo-art! That’s the reason for VivaChas! – I like to find stuff to photograph and I like to make every day an adventure.


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My goal for VivaChas! is to spread my passion for these interests and the images associated with them around and record stuff that interests me – oh yeah, and to support some folks in need. As I often remark to my students – my greatest concern is that I have a good time sharing with them, because then I know it can’t be too tough for them to hang around and pick up a few pointers about photography, art and life.


1955 Chevy hot rod


The mob here at VivaChas! works out of what we call “The Club House” that is a small building on the property where ol’ VivaChas lives & works – we rely on third party venues for printing and shipping, so the only expenses outside production are web-site related and that’s very low. So what sort of donations do sales at VivaChas! support with the “profits” from Scenic, Hot Rod, Rat Rod & Pickup Art Photographs?


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For starters VivaChas! supports the work at World Vision International. There we and U can provide on a monthly basis the money needed by children in the needy places of the world. Right now we’re helping a one year old girl in Guatemala – As funds become available more will be done there to supply water and other necessities many of us take for granted. We also suggest U support a child through World Vision urself. That’s a great place for U to start helping as well ~:0)


Chrysler Plymouth Prowler


Here’s a link to Charity: Water – help a village get clean water. Let’s face it kids and teens are the world’s future. By supporting world relief and regional relief folks, we here at VivaChas! are pitching-in where and how we can. U can jump in where U want – it’s up to U ~:0) Our goal is for giving to remain a lasting part of our business plan as it is in our everyday lives ~:0)


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– – – VivaChas! – – – VivaTexas! – – – and VivaYou!


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