Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/katiecrawfordart
I am currently represented at
Cheryl Watts Pottery & Gallery
417 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93943
Williamsburg Art Gallery
440A W. DUKE OF GLOUCESTER STREET
WILLIAMSBURG, VA 23185
The Rocking Horse Gallery
This gallery represents my “Felties”
803 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center
2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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.
I am inspired by the belief that Art’s power is its ability to make others see. It is this ability to reveal, both the good and the bad, that gives art the power to influence society. I believe that if art is to have a positive influence on society it can not merely reflect the problems, it must offer solutions as well. My work focuses on offering an antidote for the angst, stress and lack of satisfaction that seems to plague our contemporary society.
As children we were encouraged and expected to view the world with whimsy, imagination and joy. However “growing up” seems to mean pushing those perspectives to the background and only glimpsing them through a cluttered veil of stresses dubbed “reality.” So I bring imagination and joy to the foreground where it can be viewed unobstructed.
This fantastical perspective is deepened with engaging characters, complex detail and themes reflecting on time, memory, and transformation. Whether I am working with mixed media techniques or only watercolor, each piece offers a moment where the wisdom of adulthood and the clarity of childhood intersect. I offer a world where imagination and whimsy obscure the angst, allowing us to let go of the unimportant and once again feel the joy that comes from a sense of satisfaction in life.
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. My work has shown in galleries in NC, CA and VA and is included in many private collections through out the country.