Some exciting news. My proposal for a showcase of collaborative works by Eric Quick and myself has been accepted for a one-night exhibition at Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN. We are set for Saturday, July 18th, 2015. We hope to see you there!
Chloe York and Eric Quick "Decorator Crab" Mixed Media on Paper 24"x26" 2013
I promised you a bit of how the book Eric and I are writing is going so far. We're well into the interesting bits, about 33,000 words in. We've settled on a title. "The Terra Codex."
This is part of the boring introductory stuff and serves in setting up the character, Eloise while she spends time with her boyfriend on an ordinary day. This little part seemed appropriate as content on an art blog goes. Enjoy:
nuzzled his cheek with her nose and stared at his somber eyes. She loved those
eyes. She loved the variations of blue there, rich phtalos, swirling teals, and
arbitrary gold flecks. Since they’d been together, her color palettes had
noticeably shifted to mimic those eyes.
the easel, the painting sat, powerful and dominant in spite of its smallness.
Spirals of pastel greens and blues mingled with gentle strokes of teal broken
apart by grasping vine shapes that Eloise had to admit did resemble the limbs
of a sea creature. The surface was flat, dimensionless, but within each shape
and especially in the areas of shifting lights and darks, was an undeniable
depth. In the foreground were the slightest touches of gold, flecked out among
beamed triumphantly, inwardly congratulating herself on capturing Nathan’s eyes
I am excited to announce my future partnership with the lovely designer Christian Nelius of Anno Domini Art and Design as she furnishes her new show room due to open Summer 2015. Christian and I both dig vibrant colors and I look forward to seeing her space and my paintings inside it. Check out Anno Domini's Instagram page for further awesomeness. http://instagram.com/annodomini_memphis?modal=true
This painting was created to serve as an illustration for the novel my husband and I are writing. One of the characters is a painter and does this piece for herself at the beginning of the story. It was interesting to channel a fictional character, to consider how they might paint something and what it means to them. We are about 28,000 words into the story so far and I might share an excerpt here once we've worked out the kinks. First draft mode means I don't want anyone to see what we're doing, but certainly the occasional illustration couldn't hurt. Check in for more.