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Katie Crawford Art

Fayetteville, North Carolina On Etsy since 2011

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Katie Crawford Art

Fayetteville, North Carolina | 223 Sales

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Local Customers-If you are in Fayetteville, NC and want to purchase something, I will be happy to credit you back the shipping cost and meet in town for drop off.

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Last updated on Oct 25, 2018

Thanks for visiting my Etsy shop! Please check out my website, Facebook and Instagram as well!
www.katiecrawfordart.com
www.facebook.com/katiecrawfordart
@katiecrawfordart
Local Customers-If you are in Fayetteville, NC and want to purchase something, I will be happy to credit you back the shipping cost and meet in town for drop off.

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About katiecrawfordart

Sales 223
On Etsy since 2011

Whimsy for the World

Biography
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.

Artist statement from my last exhibition at the Cultural Arts Center at Glenn 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!

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  • Katie

    Owner, Artist, Maker

    It's just me at the moment. I am artist, marketing team and shipping department! It's a lot of work but I love it.

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  • A Print Shop

    Richmond, VA

    Professional Printing Company

  • Coastal Giclee

    Carmel, CA

    Professional Printer

  • A Professional Print Shop

    Fayetteville, NC

    A professional printing business.

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