Artist

Crystal DiPietro
Las Vegas, Nevada

Many artists work with the landscape, but Crystal DiPietro sees her works as different from most in the genre. “I tend not to see landscapes as soft and pretty, but as rugged, dramatic and colorful.” Many of her works depict wild storms and moody sunsets. She spends a lot of time in remote spots and uses layers of color to create her compositions. Her work hovers between a brief impression of a scene and a pure dream. Crystal's landscapes of southern Utah seem to undulate and continuously change. What's interesting, though, is that these mountains and valleys seem to do the same thing in person. In these areas, the view changes constantly throughout the day as the light shifts, throwing shadows of faces, mazes and alien patterns across the cliff faces. Crystal impressively captures what's there, and what seems to be but isn't.

Artist and Customer Comments


Crystal DiPietro 6/20/2014 | 7:36 PM

Hi all. Just wanted to let everyone know about two group shows I'm in. The first is Why? Masterworks, at the historic 5th Street School in Las Vegas from June 19-Aug 23. For info go to http://www.artslasvegas.org/listings/313.htm The second, celebrating 50 years of Wilderness, will run from July 12th to the 31st and can be viewed Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm at 1360 Greg St. Suite 111, Sparks NV 89431 For more info, go to http://www.nevadawilderness.org/artown

Crystal DiPietro 4/24/2014 | 7:34 PM

Thanks so much for taking a look at my art!

Winter in Providence
by CRYSTAL DIPIETRO


Oil painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2015

30" h x 40" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.

$3,175


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The Providence Biltmore Hotel during a winter storm. The buildings and streets in this scene reminded of the mountains and canyons where I spend most of my time. This painting is gallery wrapped with finished white edges. It comes ready to hang.

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