This piece was inspired by a walk through the aspens in the fall, with the light coming down through the bright leaves, creating an ethereal feeling. The way aspens grow, in colonies, reminds me of the saying, "Can't see the forest for the trees." In this case, the details and the whole are one and the same.

The artwork is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Crystal DiPietro

Forest for the Trees

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

48" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
7 lbs. 0 oz.



Crystal DiPietro
Las Vegas, Nevada

Getting to Know Crystal

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.