About

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

Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center

2880 Mountain Rd

Glen Allen, VA 23060

804-261-6204

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 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.

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. My work has shown in galleries in NC, CA and VA and is included in many private collections through out the country.

 

7 Comments

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

    Can’t wait to see more 🙂

    1. 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. 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. 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. 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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