Crystal DiPietro's paintings start with hikes in remote places. She takes many photographs while out in nature. After every trip, Crystal immediately goes through her photos and picks out the images she intends to use as reference for painting. Then, she lets them sit for a while and contemplates the feeling she wants to express from a particular trip before selecting the final few images. "This painting was inspired by my many walks in the flowers during the spring bloom," says Crystal. "The desert in spring is so beautiful and uplifting to me."

- Crystal DiPietro

Spring Bloom

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on back

28" h x 34" w x 1.25" d
4 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.