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

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

MediaNoche

9200 Stoney Point Parkway

Richmond, VA 23235

(804) 335-0861

Leclaire’s General Store

1212 Fort Bragg Road

Fayetteville, NC 28305

Studio

I am currently working from a home studio, so I don’t have open hours. But I can always meet at the coffee shop down the street!

Artist Statement

For my current show at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

We are immersed in stories everyday. We use them to instruct, admonish, communicate and most importantly connect. Narratives bring points of view closer together. Tales bring other realms to life. Fables shape our understanding of the world. It is those powers of connection that drive me to create and the desire to shape a better world that inspires the stories I tell.

While young we are encouraged to use our imagination, see the world differently, tell tall tales. But as we age imagination gets edited out of our narratives. My work focuses on telling stories that bring these two perspectives back together and shape a world where the wonder of childhood and the wisdom of adulthood coexist.

Tall Tales and Felted Fables is a special show bringing together work with different narrative styles. My single frame narrative paintings have a palpable story with an open ended plot. Every viewer tells a slightly different tale. The three dimensional presence of my needle felted sculptures suggests they have fallen out of their fables and into ours. Taking us from viewers to participants. My story board illustrations share an epic journey in a more traditional format while still allowing for interaction between the work and those who see it.

I am particularly excited to be debuting my book project, both the finished work and the in progress pieces. While the characters have been developing for years, bringing them all together had not felt right until now. Once the watercolor illustrations were underway I knew the characters had to step off the paper and into our world as well.This is the first time I have directly felted characters based off my illustrations. This project has been a leap of faith, a huge commitment of time and resources. But seeing this realm come together has been worth it. While I currently do not have a publishing plan, my hope is that the project will be picked up by someone who can share it with everyone!

Bio

A life long creator in many media, I am currently concentrating on narrative watercolor/mixed media paintings and three dimensional needle felted sculptures. I hold a Bachelors of Science degree from James Madison University where I studied anthropology and art history. Art has always been my passion however so after graduating I became a self taught professional artist. My work is now represented by galleries in NC, CA and VA and is included in private collections through out the world.

9 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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