I made this painting after a wonderful solo climb up Mt. Pennell in the Henry Mountains of Utah in the fall. The area had been burned in a fire, but the recovering new growth lit up the mountainside with beautiful colors. This painting is gallery wrapped on heavy-duty stretcher bars with the sides painted white. The work is varnished, wired and ready to hang.

- Crystal DiPietro

Tides of Change

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

36" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
8 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.