Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Artist, Crystal Cook



I'll be blunt. I like Crystal for too many reasons to name, but here's a few...
  • She keeps things fresh with different mediums and subjects
  • She interviews other artists
  • She shares her experiences at art shows and classes
  • She shows the stages of her work
  • She sells her work
  • Best of all, she is genuine and kind
  • Oh, and she writes. Cool.
I met Crystal through Blogger, and then found out she lived just a few miles away from me *small world*. We started chatting, and even saw each other in the store occasionally. I've appreciated her work since day one, and ached to win a piece when she generously held a contest to give a custom work away. Hey Crystal, are you ever going to do that again?


 
If she used Twitter, she'd be on my I'm A Fan list, and I'm really picky about who I put on that list. Since she's not on Twitter, I can at least like her Facebook page, and so can you, for regular updates on her work.

Here is her Blogspot page and here is her web page. Her art is amazing. If you visit, drop her a comment to see for yourself how kindly she responds. You won't be sorry to meet her acquaintance.

18 comments:

Loree Huebner said...

She really knows how to express faces...especially the eyes.

Awesome work.

Crystal Cook said...

Thank you so much Michelle! I just am so incredibly touched that you did this and for all those incredibly sweet things you said about me. Just, wow, I'm floored. How lucky am I to have you for a friend? Very, that's for sure. I got all teary eyed, you really made my day. Thanks so much my friend. :)

And I think I will be doing another contest in the future, not sure when, but I will. :D

Angie said...

What beautiful art! I liked her page and followed her blog. Thanks for sharing, Michelle.

KarenG said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous!!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, those are amazing. I love the eyes. :D

Carol Kilgore said...

I like what I see here. Love the eyes.

Mohamed Mughal said...

She does such a wonderful job with the shadows and light on these faces.

Joanne said...

What soulful eyes. incredible work! I love it. Thank you for sharing this!
Blessings, Joanne

Donna K. Weaver said...

What beautiful pictures!

Susan Fields said...

Her art is amazing - thanks for sharing it with us!

Jessica Nelson said...

Wow...she is really, really good. It's hard to capture faces, I think.

Becky said...

Seriously, I love her art! There's a calm and stillness to these images. Thanks for posting this! I'm headed over to check out more of her work now. Visit me at http://cinderelladuty.blogspot.com!

Jules said...

Just totally WOW! I thought that first piece exceptional. I'm truly loving these posts! :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Talli Roland said...

Crystal is so talented! Oh how I wish I had artistic skills...

Carolyn V said...

Wow, those are gorgeous! Amazing.

Claudia Del Balso said...

These two portraits are beautiful. I wonder what else she has painted. I have a friend in NYC who's also an artist and he specializes in portraits and still life. I commissioned a painting. I wish I knew how to paint :(
Congratulations to Crystal on her amazing talent!

AmieSalmon said...

Wow, those are so beautiful. So alive, amazing.

Carla said...

Oooh, I love how she does the eyes! Gorgeous!