Crystal Cook's Profile

About

Hi, I’m Crystal Cook, an artist working in watercolor and oil paint, who specializes in portraits, both human and animal.

Enter my shop here: http://www.crystalcookart.etsy.com

From the time when I was very small I have loved drawing and capturing expression. As a child I spent hours drawing pictures of animals, mostly horses. I would draw the same horse in the same pose over and over again, trying to get it just right.

When I became a mother I felt that desire to create art again, this time portraits of children. I wanted to express the powerful love I felt as a mother and also capture the fleeting expressions of childhood. I could see how quickly my children were growing, and I had an intense urge to try and capture them at each stage of their life. It became a way for me to relive those precious memories of our…

Read more

  • Female
  • Born on May 14
  • Joined May 2, 2010

Favorite materials

Watercolor, oil paints, colored pencil, graphite

Shop

CrystalCookArt
original fine art watercolor and oil...

About

Hi, I’m Crystal Cook, an artist working in watercolor and oil paint, who specializes in portraits, both human and animal.

Enter my shop here: http://www.crystalcookart.etsy.com

From the time when I was very small I have loved drawing and capturing expression. As a child I spent hours drawing pictures of animals, mostly horses. I would draw the same horse in the same pose over and over again, trying to get it just right.

When I became a mother I felt that desire to create art again, this time portraits of children. I wanted to express the powerful love I felt as a mother and also capture the fleeting expressions of childhood. I could see how quickly my children were growing, and I had an intense urge to try and capture them at each stage of their life. It became a way for me to relive those precious memories of our life together as parent and child.

I'm a two star member of the Utah Watercolor Society, and a workshop instructor. My work was selected for the 28th Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, I was one of only one hundred women artists from around the world invited to show at the International Women Celebrate Exhibition, and my paintings are included in private and corporate collections as well as exhibitions in galleries and competitions throughout the United States and abroad.

You can also find me on Etsy under the user name of tumblecreatures where I create handmade miniature sculptures of creatures of fantasy and reality: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TumbleCreatures?ref=si_shop

Artist's Statement:
I paint to express emotion: the emotion and expression of my subject and my reaction to it. I am drawn to bright sunlight and how it affects living subjects. There are so many moments in my life where I want to stop and capture the look on a loved one's face, the light of the sun in a horse's mane, or the feel of a little hand holding mine. I paint to help me remember how beautiful life is, and to help others feel the same.

my shop: http://www.crystalcookart.etsy.com
my painting blog: http://www.crystalcookart.blogspot.com
my website: http://www.crystalcookart.com

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?