53rd National Show Catalog, "No Place Like Home"


Though this pandemic era painting represents death, it was important to me to present it in the context of beauty and reverence. As I walked through fear and loss, threads of light and love remained. Even the raw edges of pain have something redemptive, human, and behovely in them.

20” x 20” — Oil $1,900

CRYSTAL DESPAIN • WAOW Associate • CO • www.crystaldespain.com In a world that loses itself in things that mean little or cause wreckage, Crystal believes that her role as an artist is to preserve and create beauty and connection. We all need a little more joy, a little more love. Crystal studied with several renowned artists including Tina Garret and Casey Childs. She is the Colorado Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America.


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