As a fine artist I endeavor to create visual images that accurately portray the beauty of the world that is around us. I am the filter with my own particular view. No camera can portray what I would have you see, and while I choose to be faithful to what I see, I embrace the opportunity to portray form with a loose expressionistic approach. Pallet knifes, clamps, squeegees, twigs and string can be found in my arsenal of tools. If it aids me in my creative process I use it! My strength in rendering and capturing likenesses is enhanced by the painterly manor in which I apply the nuances of light and color. If my work looks just like a photo I have let the viewer down. I believe that a firm foundation in drawing is the keystone of any good artist and to develop this we must continually be working from life. There is no substitute for it. We have been given this beautiful world and I need only to remain faithful to what is before me as I filter all that I see into a piece that communicates my impression of the moment.
Krystal W. Brown is a fine art oil painter who captures the places, people and moments that matter most. She was born and raised in Northern Wyoming by art appreciating parents who collected fine art and always encouraged her artistic pursuits. She began drawing at an early age and had sold her first portrait at age 15. Krystal is an award winning artist that specializes in fine art oil paintings and commissioned portraits. She works in a variety of mediums including pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and oil. Krystal has a Bachelor’s Degree in fine art from the University of Montana with an emphasis in painting and has been producing fine art for over 30 years. She has studied with Rob Liberace, Dan Gerhartz, Clayton Beck, Jeffry Hein, Susan Lyon and Scott Burdick. She is continually seeking to grow and improve. Krystal’s work has won People’s Choice awards, Portrait Society of America Merit Awards, and multiple Best in Show awards. Ms. Brown’s work has been Bold Brush Finalist, Raymar Finalist, and a Plein Air Salon Finalist. Her work has been published in Plein Air Magazine and American Art Collector. Krystal’s work can be found in collections all over the country. She is based in the Houston area and is an exhibiting member of the Oil Painters of America, and National Oil and Acrylic Painters. She belongs to the Portrait Society of America, American Women Artists, Cecilia Beaux Forum, Outdoor Painters Society and the Woodlands Art League where she facilitates a life group every week.