January 2020
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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 […]

Art Resources

Visit the NYFA website when you get a chance- there are tons of things to look at, especially grants! Its the New York Foundtion for the Arts, www.nyfa.orgIf you have any questions, you can call them, These grants are usually open to artists in all areas, including music, poetry etc.

Local History

For those who don’t know, there is a wonderful website out there dedicated to Mastic Beach! (and surrounding areas)It began with a simple question, and has taken on a life of its own! A fella named Ken grew up in the Beach late 1950’s- he records his boyhood romps with his pals and in the […]

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 […]

Memorial Day

It’s the official/unofficial kickoff of summer! Yay it’s finally here- soon school will be out and the ocean will be warm—time to kick back and relax—but let’s all remember why we have this freedom, let’s remember and honor all those who served, who sacrificed and who died.Let’s remember the REAL reason for this Holiday, this […]

Out of the Studio, into the Gallery

For the month of June I will be exhibitng my work at Phoenix Fine Arts Gallery at 139 South Country Rd in Bellport.I will be featured in the front lobby, along with fellow artist, LuAnn Thompson. We are planning to bring out our new work- so join us for a reception on Sunday June 3rd […]

Easter Eggs

The Batik process is unfamiliar to many people and whenever I try to explain it, I sometimes get bogged down in the details. It can be a long process, the way I do it. But this time of year, I am reminded of Easter Eggs, and how that process is very much like what I […]

Student Art Shows

I’m always impressed whenever I go to one of these student art shows- the work is so fresh and exciting- it is totally uninhibited.I wish I had the guts (or the innocence) to create work like that- oh high school is so far away now…. and I never had art classes in school they way […]

Creating a Website

The business aspect of the art world can take up a lot of time- taking you away from your creativity.If you are like me, you don’t know that much about computers and the world-wide web. So building a website is a BIG deal. I don’t think I could have done it on my own.I decided […]

You’ve come a long way, baby!

I got my first Mac about 3 years ago. It was an older, used one with OS9 on it (just so you know, Apple is ALMOST READY TO RELEASE 10.5) Prior to that, I had had some experience with PC’s, mostly word programs. Now I was ready to start with photos and the internet and […]

Grants for non-profit organizations

Went to another workshop today, this one sponsored by Citibank, in conjunction with the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Governance Matters and many other organizations. Part of the workshop focused on making your Board of Directors more effective. The facilitators were great and raised many issues, answered many questions, and we all got a […]

How I got started with Batik

I saw a short video on batik and I was hooked. I found myself having so much fun with it I couldn’t stop. Teaching myself the process, educating myself and then learning by doing….has been an incredible journey. Most people are not familiar with Batik. I hope you’ll click on my website (www.cataylor.com) to see […]

Writing the Artists Statement

Hi I just want to let everyone out there know- I went to a workshop at East End Arts Council in Riverhead, Long Island, New York about- how to write an artists statement-The two facilitators were Michelle Drake and Pat Rogers- two gals very knowledgeable in the fields of marketing and self-promotion. Michelle is a […]