Contact Info

Email: klc.crawford@gmail.com

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/katiecrawfordart

Instagram: @katiecrawfordart

Galleries

I am currently represented at

Cheryl Watts Pottery & Gallery

417 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93943

(831) 655-0303

Williamsburg Art Gallery 

440A W. DUKE OF GLOUCESTER STREET

WILLIAMSBURG, VA 23185

(757) 565-9680

The Rocking Horse Gallery 

This gallery represents my “Felties”

803 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

540-371-1894

Studio

I have my own studio in the Plant Zero building in Richmond’s Manchester district.

Feel free to stop by 0 (zero) East 4th St, Studio 39, Richmond, VA 23224. Appointments are recommended because I sometimes run errands and what not through out the day.

Artist Statement

I am intrigued by the passage of time, the varied experience of memories and childhood curiosity. The perception of these themes depends on our point of view. I challenge the normal point of view by combining fantastical elements with the ordinary and finding beauty in age and decay. Thus showing that with a little imagination our everyday experiences can include fantasy and whimsy. And maybe if only for a few minutes we can see the world with both child like curiosity and adult philosophical reflection.

I find inspiration everywhere. Nature, literature, or a single word can spark an idea. Sometimes it is a vision of the completed piece sometimes merely a central idea to be developed as I work. One thing is consistent however, I always begin my work with a flash of inspiration, and end it when I believe I have captured the fleeting idea so it can be experienced again and again.

My current body of work is mixed media paintings done over vintage love letters, recipe cards and paperwork. I layer whimsical subject matter over tangible representations of human relationships. The whimsy creates moments of joy and stress relieving smiles, thus allowing for a pause in which to experience the heart, soul and human connections embodied in the vintage backgrounds. Juxtaposing whimsy with textural reality creates surprise, wonder, and a need to look closer.

Bio

I am a self taught mixed media artist living in Richmond, VA. I hold a Bachelors of Science degree from James Madison University where I studied anthropology and art history. Art has been my passion from a young age however and since graduating I have been showing at fine art shows and festivals along the east coast. A life long creator in many media, I am currently concentrating on mixed media watercolor paintings featuring whimsical animals and still lives over vintage letters and found paperwork. My work has shown in galleries in NC, CA and VA and is included in many private collections through out the country.

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Littleskew says:

    I adore your sight and your ‘bloomingstacker’ characters…. are you encouraging your visitors to name them?

    Can’t wait to see more 🙂

    1. katiecrawfordart says:

      Hi,
      Thanks for looking at my blog and leaving me such nice feedback!:) I am really glad you enjoyed them. Most of their little description have a portion about getting named because when I wrote an article about them for the magazine Art Doll Quarterly one of the tips I wrote was something like “If you come to own a Bloomingstacker I recommend naming them, they really do look forward to it.” I am hoping that the people that buy them will write me back and let me know what they name them. So far nobody has, but I keep hoping! 🙂 Thanks again and keep watching. I love making them so much I post new ones very often!

  2. Cynthia says:

    I’m sitting in a hospital waiting room (Raeford, NC) waiting for a friend in surgery, and I couldn’t help but admire three of your images on the wall. I love the one called His Marshy Majesty. I was tempted to take a photo so I could share it with friends, but I didn’t want to infringe on your copyright. I’m glad to have had the opportunity to see these lovely pieces. Keep up the good work.

    1. katiecrawfordart says:

      Hi! So glad you found my work. I hope it brought some comfort to your wait. If you would like feel free to share my website or Facebook page with your friends. That way they can see His Marshy Majesty! And if you ever want a piece for yourself I do have prints for sale. But mostly thanks so much for the nice note, it’s always nice to hear my work is enjoyed!

  3. Song-Hee Bohn says:

    We just discovered your paintings in Monterey, CA while visiting. We live in PA & we hoped to visit your studio some day! Keep up the great work!!

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