THE PURSUIT OF ART IS THE PURSUIT OF TRANSCENDENCE.
b. 1981, 5th generation Colorado girl, current Colorado State Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America.
Crystal describes the artist’s experience as “a lifelong journey that requires joy in slow becomings, and a genuine hunger ... READ MORE.
Each original is crafted with archival quality, thoughtfully selected materials and represents years of training and commitment.
A work of art is not truly finished until it has found its collector; that is when our stories (collector and artist) collide.
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oil 11 x 14 inches
oil 20 x 30 inches
Oil 16 x 20 inches
oil 11 x 14 inches
For the Love
"My need to paint and my need to write come from the same place; My love for connection, for people, for having the right tool to say the right thing. I paint when I can't find the words, and write when I can't see the shapes"
Time Lapse Videos
For those who see the worst and give their best.
"White in Night"
A little bit of drama...
America's Covid currency and dubious demi-god.
The Life of a Painting
I finally realized that if I'm looking for balance I will spend my whole life frustrated. Life is a teeter totter."
Want to know more about my life as a working artist with 5 young sons?
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A growing collection of videos featuring timelapse painting, Instructional content, favorite studio products and more!
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“ She captures ordinary scenes and moments—a beautiful woman or a simple ocean wave—and makes them extraordinary with her artists eye. Her paintings to me portray a place somewhere between dreams and reality. It’s hard to take your eyes off of the masterful details that make you look, and look again more deeply. I felt a connection with her artwork from the first moment I saw it and became an instant fan. Now I’m a proud owner of two of her paintings!