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Carrel Crawford

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20170117134034-christina_ran_commission
Christina, 2017 Water Based Oil On Paper 30 X 40 Cm © C. L. Crawford 2017
20161108095810-twan2
Twan, 2016 Acrylic, Pen And Ink 20 X 30 © 2016 Carrel Crawford
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Ger, 2016 Pen And Bester On Paper 20 X 30cm © 2016 Carrel Crawford
20170117134029-maria_blue
Blue Maria, 2016 Gouache On Paper 30 X 40 Cm © C. L. Crawford
20161108095815-nel
Nel, 2016 Acrylic, Pen And Ink 30 X 40 © 2016 Carrel Crawford
20170117134035-saleh
Saleh, 2017 Water Based Oil On Paper 30 X 40 Cm © C. L. Crawford
20161108095821-anjabandw
Anja, 2016 Acrylic, Pen And Ink 30 X 40 © 2016 Carrel Crawford
20160901114122-charlotte2
Charlotte, 2016 Pen And Ink On Paper 20 X 30cm © 2016 Carrel Crawford
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Twan, 2016 Charcoal And Bester On Paper 20 X 30cm © 2016 Carrel Crawford
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Esther, 2016 Waterbased Oil On Paper 40 X 30 Cm © Carrel Crawford
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Minke, 2016 Water Based Oil On Paper 40 X 30 Cm © Carrel Crawford
20160426145930-terrypink
Terry, 2016 Waterbased Oil On Paper 40 X 30 Cm © Carrel Crawford
20160426145913-2016-04-06_17
Esther, 2016 Waterbased Oil On Paper 40 X 30 Cm © Carrel Crawford
20160426145917-dionisiscapand_sweater
Dionisis, 2016 Water Color On Paper 40 X 30 Cm © 2016 Carrel Crawford
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Sien, 2015 50 X 70cm © 2015 Carrel Crawford
20140408112058-kahyablind
Kahya, 2014 Charcoal On Paper 50 X 70cm © Carrel Crawford
20140408112009-cliftonyellow
Clifton, 2014 Charcoal And Acylic On Paper 50 X 70cm © 2014 Carrel Crawford
20141004074148-henry1
Henry, 2014 Pen And Ink On Paper 30 X 40 © Carrel Crawford
20150403094442-hillary
Layers of HIllary, 2015 70 X 50 Centimeters © Carrel Crawford
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Drawing from both sides (of the brain) at one time, 2015 Charcoal And Pen On Paper 50 X 70cm © Carrel Crawford
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Marcus, 2015 Pen On Paper © 2015 C. Crawford
20150722121739-cliftonline
Clifton, 2014 Pen On Paper © 2014 C. Crawford
20150722121757-elliot2
Eliot, 2014 Pen On Paper 40 X 30 Centimeters © 2014 C. Crawford
20140610111141-willem2
Willem #1, 2014 Charcoal On Paper 50 X 70cm © Carrel Crawford
20150722121717-vantino_blind
Valentino, 2013 Pen On Paper 40 X 30 Centimeters © 2013 C. Crawford
20141024160805-holly
Holly, 2014 Charcoal On Paper 50 X 70cm © C. Crawford
20140610111144-willem1
Willem #2, 2014 Pen And Ink On Paper 50 X 70cm © Carrel Crawford
20130516155252-bigblind
Blind Self, 2013 Charcoal 120 X 90 © C. Crawford 2013
20140909124152-quetano
Quetano, 2014 Charcoal On Paper 70 X 50 © Carrel Crawford
20140408112033-cliffton
Clifton, 2014 Charcoal On Paper 50 X 70 © 2014
20140408112127-miep
Miep, 2014 Pen And Ink On Paper 50 X 70cm © Carrel Crawford
Quick Facts
Birthplace
USA
Lives in
Amsterdam
Works in
Amsterdam
Schools
California College of the Arts, 1995
Mills College, 1998, BA
Tags
portraiture, drawing, figurative, mixed-media, landscape, traditional, Illustration
Statement

I draw from live models using a semi-blind technique: mostly looking at the model and rarely at the paper. The work is spontaneous and simple. I am willingly sacrificing likeness for an interesting line, a sense of volume, searching for an essence or emotion with a stroke (or two.) The process of this kind of drawing is a constant struggle between holding on (to tradition and technique and what I know) and letting go; being fearful and fearless and making nothing or something. 

 

Contact

carrelcrawfordart@gmail.com