Crystal has been formulating color, concepts, processes, texture and patterns in designed spaces, surfaces, and interiors for over 20 years, as a decorative painter/faux finisher. She added canvas art works to her repertoire eight years ago.
She focuses on color, blending and developing impressions of images of things that inspire her. "I think challenge, inspiration and light coincides with almost every art work I create. I am motivated by what a piece can become. When I lay up some metallic paint and metal leaf, it is so wonderful to see it take form as I add a select palette of colors. Sunrises, sunsets and soothing coastal waters are my favorite colorways.
As a finisher artist I love to feel the paint and the colors during the process to create. I work with several different mediums, metallic pastes, plasters, paints, minerals, acrylic, oil, and with every piece I use gold, silver or copper metal leaf, which gives a natural element of light, and edge."
Crystal continues her education in wall finishes to stay current with design trends. colors and styles. This adds another dimension of interest to her works and panel art finishing.
Crystal's is a working artist at The Sternberger Artist Center 712 Summit Ave in Greensboro. Her art resides in many homes in the southeast, and currently shows work in Greensboro NC, Columbia SC and Charleston, SC.