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 

 

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Sooke River Sketch

This is a 5.5″x9″ acrylic sketch of the Sooke River. This pool is beside the 58k of the Galloping Goose Trail
Colour Chart for Sooke River
This is the start of a 32.5″ x 20″ acrylic on board painting, Sooke River.
Sooke River progress 2
Sooke River Progress 3
This is the finished 32.5″x20″ acrylic on board painting Sooke River. Sold

Arthur River Sketch

6.75″x9″ acrylic sketch of Arthur River , Fiordland, New Zealand. Arthur River is on the Milford Track. The river flows through a beech forest. At this narrowing there is a cable bridge that is seen in the final painting as two faint lines at the centre of the painting.
Colour Chart for Arthur River Sketch
This is the start of a 44″x28″ acrylic painting of Arthur River
Arthur River progress 2
This is the finished 44″x28″ acrylic on board painting Arthur River. Sold

Lake Matheson 2 Sketch

This is a 6″x 9″ sketch of Lake Matheson, Metchosin, British Columbia
Colour chart for Lake Matheson 2
Lake Matheson 2 progress 1 . This is the start of a 44″x 29.25″ painting
Lake Matheson 2 progress 2
Lake Matheson 2 progress 3
Lake Matheson 2, 33.5″ x 29.25″ acrylic on board painting

Fort Rodd Arbutus Sketch

This is a 7″x9″ acrylic on board sketch of Fort Rodd Arbutus.
This is a colour chart for Fort Rodd Arbutus.
This is the start of a 34.25″x44″ acrylic on board painting of arbutus at Fort Rodd.
Fort Rodd Arbutus progress 2
Fort Rodd Arbutus progress 3
This is the finished 44″x32.25″ acrylic on board painting Fort Rodd Arbutus. Price available upon request.

Lower Thetis Lake Arbutus Sketch

This is a 9″x7″ acrylic sketch of arbutus at Lower Thetis Lake

This is a colour chart for Lower Thetis Lake Arbutus.

This is the start of a 34.25″x44″ acrylic on board painting.

Lower Thetis Lake Arbutus progress 2
Lower Thetis Lake Arbutus progress 3
Lower Thetis Lake Arbutus progress 4
This is the finished 32.25″x44″ acrylic on board painting Lower Thetis Lake Arbutus