About the Artist
Hi there! My name is Crystal Grace Riha, born 23 years ago on December 13th in Tucson, Arizona! The most frequent questions I get asked when it comes to my art, are, when I started making art, what kind of art I make and what inspires me, so read on if you’re one of those people who are curious!
I like to tell people I’ve been making art since I was old enough to pick up a paint brush! Which is very true. Both my parents are very artistic, especially my mom. She would always be motivating us to make things while we were growing up. (By “us” I mean my other 3 sisters that I grew up with - but in total I have 6 sisters and no brothers!) My dad was crafty with us as well - but in a different kind of way. One thing I would always look forward to on the weekends, was my dad taking us to Lowes for their kid’s workshop. Each time, we would build something small and take it home with us. Which brings me to the question of, “What kind of art do you make?”
Although most of my content for the past year has been my “marker and ink” drawings - I’m very much all over the place when it comes to art! Painting with acrylics (and watercolor) has always been a part of my life, but I like to venture and try new things and techniques. Growing up, I was almost always enrolled in an art class as well, so I’ve made art with all types of different mediums, dabbled a little with clay, paper mache, tie-dye, stained glass, jewelry, the list goes on!
As far as what inspires me, it’s hard to say. I’m constantly thinking about art and having new ideas of what I can create. I see art in everything and I think that’s just part of the creative gene in me! Thanks mom and dad.☺ If you wanna know more about each of my techniques, continue below, and thanks for reading!
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