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Please support this worthy cause! April 2nd, 2017


If you can’t make it, and would still like to support, I have raffle tix for the many great prizes that will be offered that day- Each artist will donate something, PLUS there will be other items donated to the raffle–  contact me for more details


Intro to Plein Air with Jeanne Salucci


Artist/Instructor: Jeanne Salucci
Tuesday 9:30 to 11:30am
Four Classes: April 11, 18, 25 & May 2


6 River Lane
Brookhaven Hamlet, NY 11719

4 week session: $150.00
(or specify dates for $40 per class) Gift Certificates available!
Give the Gift of Art!

Have you ever wanted to be a Plein Air Painter? YES! Of Course!

This is a great class for those painters with beginner to advanced knowledge in any medium; sketching, watercolor, oils, pastels, who want to learn how to take those skills and use them in the exciting outdoors on location!! This is a great class for beginner Plein Air painters or to brush up on your skills!

Local artist, Jeanne Salucci will guide you step by step – in a fun, relaxing and enjoyable class where you will learn all about supplies needed, how to set up, choosing outdoor locations, learn to focus on a focal point and lock in your light and shadows. Tons of tips and fun! Paint along with Jeanne each class, and work at your own level and speed.

See www.PALSPleinAir.com for inspiration!
Let your inner artist come out! Demonstrations each class, and we will paint outdoors the last

few classes!
Email Jeanne for a supply list or with any questions. JSalucciPortraits@yahoo.com

631-286-8786 www.JeanneSalucciArt.com

Please make checks payable to:

6 River Lane
Brookhaven Hamlet, NY 11719

Deposit for Intro to Plein Air Painting 2017 is $50
Final payment due by/at first session.
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Artist cannot be held responsible for non-performance caused by strike, accident, natural disaster, inclement weather, or other events beyond control. ** Note** No refunds will be given after the first class.

In the Studio with…..

1st palette knife attempt

1st palette knife attempt

Some of my students: Karen, Andy, Taylor, John, and Christine

CP painting 2016 JP paints AH 2015 paints

The Red Bench is Back!

Mary Samuels has re-opened her popular shop, and I am one of the featured artists in the first show of the new gallery!

Hope you’ll come visit Mary and Christine, at 120 South Country Road in Bellport, between the Deli and the Health Food Store, across from Cirrillo’s IGA Market.


631 803 8790        www.redbenchgifts.com

find the Red Bench on Facebook too…..

7th Annual PALS Plein Air Holiday Show and Sale Coming Up!

December 10 & 11th at BAFFA Gallery, 47 Gillette Ave., Sayville NY
free and open to the public! Come see what our artists have been up to this year! We’ve been to close to a hundred locations all around Long Island in all the seasons!

2016 Paint Camp

This was my 3rd year travelling up to Paul Smith’s College for Paint Camp- I love this event!

Eat– Paint– Sleep

total immersion in art!

You get to rub elbows with some of the most accomplished artists around, but there’s no drama, no divas, no paparazzi…. we just get down to it– paint as often as you like, nocturnes even!

Bad weather? there’s a still life you can try or a portrait model–

You can go into town and putter  around if you want- but everywhere you look there are things to be painted, and people who want to paint them- so how can you NOT enjoy yourself?


Arty Lowe taking our picture

Painting the Adirondacks!

This is my first year attending this event and I am really looking forward to it.



From the website:

A week with friends, laughter, painting and bonding. No exhibition, no workshop, no pressure. Just painting with new friends for six days in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York!


“I spend three months each summer painting the mountains and lakes of the Adirondacks. The 100-square-mile Adirondack Park is spectacular, yet many are unaware it exists. A sprawling six million acres, Adirondack Park covers more ground than Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks combined and has spectacular mountain peaks, pristine protected lakes, and a unique architectural style, and is one of the most diverse places to paint in America. This is a special, one-of-a-kind event, attracting all levels of painters who leave as best friends”.- B. Eric Rhoads




Having a baby? Know someone who is?

Teddy Bear (available for Boys and Girls)

Announce your happy news with a  lawn greeting—-

we have storks, bears, moons, mother goose, a choo choo….

631-281-5592       631-680-1617Mother Gooselittleangelstorks@gmail.comChoo-ChooBaby Moon  (4 ft tall)

View more images on the BABY page (at left)

All photos and designs copyright Chris Taylor 2008©

New Work

“Old Cranky” ©2013 Chris Taylor

“Cobb at Work” ©2013 Chris Taylor

Through the Eyes of a Painter

Join us for a great show of local scenes!  Shop Local for the Holidays!

DYEING ART: Batik and Gyotaku, with a new spin

I’ve been invited to do a solo show at Bellport Arts & Framing in Bellport, during June of this year- this show will feature my new work, which is going a little bit beyond Batik…. its Gyotaku!

Gyotaku is the ancient art of fish rubbing, used by Japanese fishermen to record their catch. It is usually done on rice paper with the sumi-e inks.

What I do, is take a piece of fabric I’ve already batiked, and then print on top of that. I will use fresh fish, or lots of interesting things, to create a painting. I may also print on plain fabric and then batik over it for some very interesting results. This process is even more involved than Batik, because its actually the combining of the two processes. I find it  interesting and engaging to take very old methods (dying arts) and put new twists on them with modern materials.

Gyotaku is still practiced in some places-  I’ve seen it on youtube, where in Hawaii, guests get off the fishing boat,  walk across the street and have their catch printed right there on the spot- kind of like a tourist thing…
Hope you can stop by and see the show–

There will be a reception for the show on Sunday June 24th, 2012 from 1 -3 pm at

Bellport Arts & Framing, 137 South Country Road, Bellport.

Open Wednesdays- Saturdays, 11 am – 5 pm

Click here for a map.

The Syosset Public library

Many Thanks to Jeanette Donohue of the Syosset Library,

for her work with the art gallery at the library-

they have just completed an online gallery!

Find it here:


“With One Brush Stroke” Benefit for Suffolk Hospice

On Sunday March 25th, 2012 from 2-6 pm,

the Mastic Beach Property Owners Assn.

proudly presents it’s second annual art event entitled

“With One Brush Stroke” which will raise funds for Hospice

and their eight bed facility in Suffolk County.

The show will feature 10 local artists, who will be displaying

and selling their art which will range from watercolors, jewelry &

photography, many of which are inspired by our local beauty.

There will be refreshments and a raffle to win one of several fine art pieces, all for a great cause!

31 Neighborhood Road, Mastic Beach

For info, contact Lorraine at 281-4530

See you there!

Click HERE for a map

“A Brush of Long Island” Plein Air Show

Local Landscapes by Local Painters!

Come see what we’ve been up to all  summer!

Our artists have been “painting the town” at various locations this year, and you’ll want to see what they’ve done-  you may even see YOUR househttp://www.PALSPleinAir.com

Visit the P.A.L.S. exhibit “A Brush of Long Island” at BAFFA Gallery, 47 Gillette Ave, Sayville, (11782) on December 11 & 12 from 12 – 4 pm

Where we’ve been:

On the North Shore, we’ve been to: Avalon Park, the Stony Brook Harbor/Marina, Flowerfields, and Frank Melville Park, Setauket

Bellport/Brookhaven: the dock, yacht club and Marina, Van Der Zalm Greenhouses, Squassux Landing, Robinson Pond, Dunton Ave and Bayview Ave Beach, Brown’s Pond, Meadow Farm, Beaver Dam Creek, Fireplace Park

Patchogue and West: Swan Lake, Sandspit Park, Watch Hill Ferry Terminal, Mascot Pier, Woodside Nursery, Meadowcroft, Lands End, Islip Art Museum, Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Mastic/Moriches /Yaphank: LaCorte’s Farm Stand, Forge River Marina, Longwood Estate, Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Smith Point Park and Flight 800 Memorial, Yaphank Lake,  the Suffolk County Farm

Out East:  The Peconic River Herb Farm, Calverton,  and Lavender by the Bay, East Marion

and that’s just THIS year! We’ve had some great weather! (we’ve also had some not-so-great weather) But we always have fun and enjoy nature and the camaraderie of our fellow artists- Join us for a great show!

New Work

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