Thursday, May 31, 2012

Twisted Willow

There's this great little shop back in my hometown that I just fell in love with so when I heard they were open to selling original art among their fantastic merch, I took the plunge and contacted them with images of my work. I'm stoked to report that my efforts were fruitful and I get to put a couple of paintings in there  to display and sell!! This is Twisted Willow. If you're ever in Paducah, go check them out. Here's their website:  Enjoy, my dears.


Decorator Series Goes On

Chloe York "The Decorator IX" Acrylic on Canvas 1'x1' 2012

Chloe York "The Decorator VIII" Acrylic on Canvas 2'x3' 2012

Chloe York "The Decorator X" Acrylic on Canvas 18"x24" 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

My Pile of Paintings


Big News

I wish I had more details about this, but it looks like "The Decorator" will be featured in an advertorial for Memphis College of Art in the American Artist Magazine September issue!! Be on the lookout, my dears.

Chloe York "The Decorator" Acrylic on Canvas 4'x6' 2012

Life is oh so full of pleasant surprises!


"The Decorator VIII" Preview

Commission Example

Chloe York "The Decorator VII" Acrylic on Canvas 1'x1' 2012

I recently completed this one, a small piece inspired by "The Decorator III." I am okay with recreating my paintings as long as they aren't obvious direct copies. While this one shares undeniable similarities with "The Decorator III" I still view it as an original piece and none of my other paintings will look exactly like it. Hence its title, "The Decorator VII."

Chloe York "The Decorator III" Acrylic on Canvas 3'x4' 2011

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Work Day, Oh Boy!

I've been painting a lot today. I pretty much finished breakfast, turned on my guilty pleasure, "American Dad," set the easel up and went right to work. One piece I finished was a commission I had been working on, another was a third installment of the "Subterrain" series, then I added more circles to this one:
Chloe York "Awake" Acrylic on Canvas 1'x1' 2012

and I'm also working on another "Decorator":


Something Borrowed

Chloe York "Subterrain" Acrylic on Canvas 1'x1' 2012

I did this one as more of an experiment with brushstrokes and using a simple palette and shapes, but I enjoy it in many ways. However, it bothered me that this is a piece that is very different from my other works, so I felt I should create more paintings like this one to keep a body of work that people can still identify as my own. So here goes #2.

Chloe York "Basking" Acrylic on Canvas 1'x1' 2012


I wanted to try leaving lots of empty space, while maintaining my aesthetic of repeated multiple details. While I enjoyed the red, white, and blue with some neutral tones thrown in, I felt like the large circular forms needed more interest and that's where the yellow came in. I like how the little white circles create a new form against the teal and seem to hold up the red coral shapes. 

Chloe York "Rest" Acrylic on Canvas 11"x26" 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

In Progress

A new one started last night. The white pattern will cover all the dark teal color, I think. We'll see what happens...



The New Digs

The newly refurbished studio of Eric Quick and I. 

Table and Pile of Paintings

Half for sculpting, half for painting, all for art love

Bookshelf and the cat's corner, so to speak

Painting babies

Some faves

Easel and fun posters

Before and After

I decided I wasn't happy enough with this one, so I threw some dark blue in.


Chloe York "Hungry Machine"  Acrylic on Canvas 18"x24" 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Commissions, Anyone?

I will do my best to create custom pieces for anyone who asks and for relatively inexpensive prices depending on size, time, and media. If this is something you might be interested in, contact me at

Second Post-Grad Painting

Chloe York "Hungry Machine" Acrylic on Canvas 2'x3' 2012

I Should Have Mentioned...

I am now an official graduate of the Memphis College of Art! Commencement occurred on Saturday and at the same time, I was getting all moved in to a not-so new place, converting my bedroom into a studio (images to come), and being stoked to finally be done with school. Perhaps for forever...  This is the only photo I have from the event so far. That's me (on the left) with my good friend, Evan Leggoe who graduated back in December, but came back to do the whole commencement thing. You'd like her work.

Check out those honors tassels! 
I hope to find the time to complete more paintings and look around for a steady teaching job, but no matter what, I'll be sure to keep you posted.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Possible Donation

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is hosting a fundraising event called Art on Fire this October to help their outstanding educational programs and I was asked to donate a piece to be auctioned off at said event. I'm so excited for this opportunity to give back to the community with my work. Because I have been selling/giving away so many paintings, I have been working hard to make a new series so that I can start applying to more galleries, and I decided to donate this bad boy. I'm pretty sad to see it go, but I'm glad it's for a good cause. Note: I call this a "possible" donation because I may change my mind and  decide to create a different, more accessible painting to give to the Dixon, but this is my decision for now.

Chloe York "Shifty-Eyed" Acrylic on Canvas 2'x2'
Update: I dropped the piece off today, making this THE donation. I wonder how much it will end up selling for...


Chloe York "Mysterious Horned Thing" Acrylic on Canvas 2'x3' 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

More of Shameless Self Promotion

My folders. I had three takers. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

477 Store

As of tomorrow at 1:00, these four paintings will be available to purchase at the 477 Store at the Nesin Graduate Center.

The Decorator IV, Acrylic on Panel, 3'x4', $400

The Decorator III, Acrylic on Canvas, 3'x4', $450

Coral Neurons, Acrylic on Canvas, 9"x14" $200

Subterrain, Acrylic on Canvas, 12"x12", $150

Monday, May 7, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

My First Animation

Phew! I'm so glad it's done. Good night, everyone.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

UhGood News, Hehveryone!

This fantabulous wonderful store wants to put some of my paintings in it!

477 Store