About the Artist

head and shoulders portrait of Kent Crawford

I was born in 1956 in British Columbia. After a youth spent in Vancouver and at Long Beach on Vancouver Island, I studied fine art at the University of California at Irvine, industrial design at Western Washington University and architecture at the University of British Columbia. My family has moved to Mexico and I married a Kiwi.

For the last 30 years my paintings and screen prints have been of the landscape where I lived and traveled in British Columbia, Alaska, Mexico and New Zealand. My insights have come from my relationship to the water trees and rocks of these places. I find myself in them and they are in me.

Repeating patterns fascinated me. I kept searching and painting them till I understood them in a more meaningful way. At first, they seemed random, then there was a strange order to them. They were in dynamic moving systems. Smaller self similar parts nested inside bigger pieces. The bigger pieces had shapes like the smaller pieces. They were the same but different and worked together to make a whole.

Many ripples of water made a wave. Many rocks made a mountain. Many leaves made a tree. Many trees made a forest. Many trees rocks and waters made a whole world. Words pulled themselves into sentences. Sentences pulled themselves into ideas. Ideas pulled themselves into stories. The many stories make me.

Kent Crawford 

Mosquito Creek Sketch

This 9″ x 6.75″ acrylic sketch is of Mosquito Creek in North Vancouver.

Mosquito Creek sketch

Mosquito Creek colour chart

This is the start of a 28″ x 37.25″ acrylic painting.

Mosquito Creek progress 1

Mosquito Creek progress 2

Mosquito Creek | 2021 | Acrylic painting  37.5″ x 28″ | Price available upon request 

Twin Falls Sketch

I have been hiking in the rivers and creeks of North Vancouver. These falls are in Lynn  Valley. This preliminary sketch is 9″ x 7.25″.

Twin Falls Sketch

Twin Falls progress 1

This is the beginning of a 35.75″ x 44″ acrylic on board painting.

Twin Falls progress 2

Twin Falls progress 3

Twin Falls 35.75″x 44″ Acrylic painting

  

Lynn Valley Sketch

This is a 9″ x 6.75″ sketch of the fir trees of Lower Lynn Valley in North Vancouver.

Lower Lynn Forest, 9″x 6.75″ Sketch

Lynn Valley colour chart

Lynn Valley progress 1

Lynn Valley progress 2

Lynn Valley progress 3

Lynn Valley progress 4

Lynn Valley Forest 33″ x 44″ acrylic on board painting | Sold

Capilano River Sketch

This is a 7.75″ x 9″ sketch of the Capilano River, West Vancouver.

Capilano River sketch

This is the start of a 28″ x 32.5″ painting.

 

Capilano River progress 1

Capilano River progress 2

Capilano River progress 3

Capilano River progress 4

Capilano River progress 5

Capilano River progress 6

Capilano River | 2020 | Acrylic on board 26.5″ x 28″ | Price available upon request

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