Chet Naylor’s interest in Nature and the human psyche fuses in his intensely colorful abstract paintings. He believes the aesthetic experience can be profound, even revelatory. Quoting Constantin Brancusi, “What is so glorious as the privilege that man enjoys of being alive, and being able to see and discover beauty all around him!”, For Naylor , the act of painting is a meditative discipline which requires a deeply engaged awareness.
Chet Naylor grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Albemarle County, Virginia.  He earned his BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia
Commonwealth University. A full-time artist and poet, Naylor’s home and studio are in Richmond Virginia. Chet Naylor’s work has appeared in Artnews magazine and been exhibited across the United States and in solo exhibitions in Germany, Italy and France.  His works are in public and private collections in the U.S., Europe and Asia.