A young woman stands firmly in Monet's Garden at Giverny in France. She holds colorful roses, while surrounded by beautiful flowers with Monet's home in the background. When I … [Read more...]
The afternoon sun creates a glowing garden of colorful trees, a lake, an arched bridge and reflections on the water. A lovely Oriental woman stands on a walkway meditating … [Read more...]
The coastline at Big Sur is alive with the movement of the waves crashing against the rocks and splashing into the coves, creating bridges and sheer cliffs over eons of time. I … [Read more...]
Two girls and their friends at the seaside in the backwater behind a sand bar. The younger sister has a red bucket and the older girl and their Scottish terrier watch and wait to … [Read more...]
A beautiful woman in white flowing gown with a golden parasol strolls past a colorful wall and cherry blossoms caught in the breeze. During my many visits to Japan, I had the … [Read more...]
The story unfolds with a gift of lilacs and a note. She took off her pearls and went to the window where the lilac tree glowed in the afternoon sun. Should she accept the … [Read more...]
Young girls wading in the back water of the ocean, enjoying the feel of freedom as they lift their skirts and feel the cool water on their legs. Another period of time when dresses … [Read more...]
The warmth of bright sunlight fills the garden, illuminating the flowers and reflecting off an ancient cottage with blue shudders. A young woman relaxes, absorbed in a novel of … [Read more...]
It is quiet. The large lily pads are resting effortlessly close to shore. The tall, green reeds create dark reflections. One lily in full bloom stands out above all the others in … [Read more...]
Over the years I worked with a variety of companies from hospitality to high technology. In the 1990's I authored an award-winning, self-help book and was invited to speak across the U.S. and in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.
Throughout my travels, I was studying art. In each country I visited countless museums and galleries, digesting the colors, techniques and content of the artists of each nationality. I was influenced by dance of color and light of the impressionists. I learned simplicity from the Asian artists and the contrast of light and dark from the Dutch masters.
I absorbed the complexity of form, composition and iridescent color, from the classical artists of France and Italy. I spent long hours at the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay in Paris, the Uffizi in Florence and the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum in Rome. And I was honored to be mentored by a private, master artist who shared his skills and ability to see so vividly with me.
I enjoy working with agents, interior designers and galleries and enjoy doing commissions and portraits. You can see more art and photography at www.verlaine-crawford.pixels.com.