|Chloe York "The Decorator XXVII" Acrylic on Canvas 36"x48" 2014|
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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|
|"Decorator Crab" detail|
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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:
She 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.
On 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 muted greens.
She beamed triumphantly, inwardly congratulating herself on capturing Nathan’s eyes so perfectly.
Monday, October 27, 2014
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.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
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.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
|Bar DKDC in the Cooper Young district. My new favorite eats.|
Eating / Healthier. Lots of greens like arugula, kale, and brussels sprouts and I'm learning to cut out all the sugar.
Drinking /Water, coffee, and Moscow Mules.
Practicing /Aromatherapy. I have a modest collection of essential oils that help me sleep better, calm me in times of stress, and I use Thieves oil as my perfume.
Mastering / My first managerial position as the Community Education Associate at Memphis College of Art. I love it here.
Learning / To write a novel. It is a huge undertaking and very time-consuming.
Trying / Reading at least one book a month. I recently finished "Heart Shaped Box" by Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman's collection of short stories "Fragile Things", and a rad graphic novel series called "Saga."
Playing / On that Pottermore website. Turns out, I'm a Hufflepuff.
Reading / Design blogs and real books with no pictures. And books with just pictures. I read whenever I can. It is the jam.
Remembering / How much I love autumn. I love being cold, bundling up, and having pumpkin in EVERYTHING. I yearn for red leaves, crisp cedar scented breezes, and oversized sweaters.
Wearing / Loose fitting garments that make me feel like a lovely bohemian. Lots of rings. Big chunky necklaces. Layers even in the 90+ degree heat.
Cooking / Pastas, curry chicken, avocados and capers and mint on everything.
Working / In my beautiful new office surrounded by children's artwork and on that novel I keep mentioning. I'm also struggling with a new, blue hued Decorator.
Traveling / To the woods, the Cooper Young district, local restaurants like Bar DKDC, shops like Goner Records, Burke's Bookstore, making new discoveries in the city I've decided to call home.
Wanting / Coconut oil, Valor Essential oil from Young Living, a tiny potted fir tree for the living room, a Moroccan rug, an endless supply of Golden acrylics.