Art has been a passion of mine since childhood. During the early years, my Mom was my mentor, helping me develop an appreciation for art, and encouraging me to do my best. My passion reached a new level in junior high school, when my art teacher led me to explore different mediums. He challenged me. My creativity grew.

Throughout my life, I’ve enjoyed doing arts and crafts, and especially paintings. A wise gentleman said to me, “Crystal, to excel at something, you must narrow your focus.” I did, and decided to concentrate on oil painting. As a result, I took a series of lessons in oil painting to advance my skills.  I loved the challenge of creating one-of-a-kind originals.

Since then, I’ve delved even deeper into oil painting, while dabbling with other mediums as well. Some of my favourites are acrylic, inks, photography, glass work, wood working, and I truly enjoy the variety of mixed media. Art, for me, has become an integral part of my life. I let my work portray my personality, while continuing to learn from my peers and mentors.

Because I want to give back to my community and help others in need, I’ve set up a fundraising program with my art. My premium quality, double matted, signed prints are available at special, deeply-discounted prices to schools, organizations and other community groups who can profit significantly by selling them. If you’re interested in this program, please contact me at 780-909-9969.

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