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Spring BloomCrystal DiPietro
Oil painting on Stretched canvas New
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'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."
Las Vegas, Nevada
Artist Crystal DiPietro paints majestic sceneries inspired by her personal trips to beautiful untamed places. She creates landscapes as rugged and dramatic—setting her style apart from the usual soft and delicate perspectives of the genre. Crystal pursued art school in Washington, D.C., where she got to go behind the scenes in major galleries and explore hiking, a huge source of her work inspiration. She composes her work with bold natural views in unique angles, vibrant colors, and loose brushstrokes. With her own photography used as a reference, Crystal expresses the details in her paintings slowly, in layers, the same way a photograph develops. “I intend to show a subtle beauty where the viewer may never have thought to look,” says Crystal. Her work hovers between capturing a brief dream and a contemplative impression of the scene. She achieves this by allowing viewers to come away with new respect and appreciation for the worlds around them.
We are so enthralled with Crystal DiPietro's work, the detail, the vistas she creates, the composition of this piece. We lost our home in the Marshall Fires and this was one of the first things we purchased in anticipation of rebuilding. It has become a great reminder of the highs and lows and the rocky places in life--as well as the beautiful places these places may become in journey. Thank you for creating such a wonderful piece of art that will become a heirloom in our family.
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
Thanks so much for taking a look at my art!