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New Work

“Old Cranky” ©2013 Chris Taylor

“Cobb at Work” ©2013 Chris Taylor


Painting with a Palette Knife

Fire Island

This is a great technique and I realize I don’t engage in it often enough. The colors remain fresh and vibrant, the textures are exciting, and its fun! The technique imparts a certain energy to the painting that you just cant get with any other method. Knives come in various shapes, sizes […]

Don’t you LOVE the Beach?

It’s summertime and I find an infinite source of Inspiration at the Beach, which is only about 3 miles away- the OCEAN! I can sit and watch or listen for hours! (but i don’t! Who has time?)

The dunes change daily and so does the ocean- its mood, its light- wow!

as an artist who […]

Blue Trio (Batik)


In Studio Now

Celebrating Earth Day!

This is a familiar scene to anyone who loves the beach, anytime, anywhere….

It is 24 x 30″, an oil on canvas. I hope to put the finishing touches on it this week and then get back to some batik projects I have going.


New Work

I’m currently working on the Kitchen Series in Batik- something a little different for me.Let me know what you think by leaving a comment– thanks!



This is the largest batik I have ever done, about 31′ square. It is wired to hang as a diamond,

on end. It really captures your attention, both by its color and its unusual presentation.

I remember that I had been at a critique night at Phoenix Gallery, and we […]

The Colors of Spring





This is one of my latest Batiks, entitled “Spring” because the vibrant colors were inspired by the annual change of season. I love spring! Favorite time of year!I’m particularly happy with this batik and have had a […]

More studio shots

Here are a couple more

Studio Update

Well I have had a busy summer/fall and here are some examples. The Batiks are starting to become popular so that makes me very happy. They are a challenge to do and I am learning all the time! I have also been taking classes in other media, just to keep myself sharp- watercolor with Mary […]