Chris Taylor is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and is involved in many aspects of the Art World, both creatively and administratively.
She is past president of South Bay Art Association of Bellport, a 50+ year old organization devoted to furthering interest in the fine arts and remains active within that group. She is also a member of the East end Arts Council, Women Sharing Art, the Wet Paints Studio Group and PALS Plein Air Limner Society.
Former co-owner of the Phoenix Fine Arts Gallery of Bellport, Chris was involved in gallery management at all levels. She also served as studio/personal assistant to the late Irving Boker, known locally for his “U.S.A.” painting of our flag, as well as his portraits, sculptures and landscapes which are in national and international collections. Her tenure there laid the foundation for the journey she now travels.
In her own right Chris has won several awards for her work in various media.
While she is accomplished in watercolor, oil, pastel, and stone sculpture, her current medium of choice, is Batik, an ancient art form that is moving into the modern world through new techniques and technologies. She has lectured on Batik and given several demos to various art organizations locally. Her column, “Adventures in Art” can be found on Bellport.com
Chris continues her art education by taking workshops and classes with such accomplished artists as Eleanor Duncker, Sal Tortora, Pat Swyler, Mary Jane Stevens, Lester Sprague and Larry Johnston.
“I’m continually experimenting and moving in different directions with the creative process.I am currently working in Batik, which is a very old process. New technologies and materials have allowed me to expand this ancient craft into an exciting new art form. which is inspiring to me as an artist. Batik is Fun! The techniques I have learned have helped me become a better artist in other media such as watercolor and oil.The learning process never ends!”