CHEX Studio



CHEX Studio is shared by Christine Watkins, Alexandra Stevenson, and Sara Lenart who have been painting and showing work at RAW for the last several years. We all work in a variety of media and styles, and we love this special day when, like Brigadoon, the mist clears and our doors are open to the public.

Alexandra Stevenson

Alexandra Stevenson’s paintings are semi-abstract explorations of architecture and nature. She lives in Chicago and teaches Art and English at a northwest suburban high school. Her work is in the permanent collections of the College of Lake County and Deloitte Consulting..

Christine Watkins


Current work, both oil on canvas and mixed media on paper, is influenced by time spent in Italy—the look and feel of the place, the language, the food and wine, the people who’ve become friends. Images and juxtapositions come from a word or phrase that I can’t get out of my head, from objects that catch my eye and won’t let go. I’m endlessly fascinated by the way the world flattens out and reshapes itself on the canvas, the way light and dark play tag, the figures that somehow take form on their own and finally decide to stay still.

Sara Lenart

Sara Lenart is a local jewelry designer/gemologist and co-owner of Laskey + Lenart Jewelry studio located at 3823 N. Lincoln Ave. Stop by her studio during RAW to see where it is all made!