DescriptionWorking with pastels allows me to be spontaneous and create in the moment. I find the organic branching of plants and trees to be a natural expression when I do no planning in advance. This tree seems to me an expression of the need to go inward, to pull energy inside as trees do in the fall. A moon usually appears in my art as a representation of the cyclicality of all things in nature.
Crystal Gates, Eagle Point Member Since July 2009 Artist Statement I have always loved to make art. There is something very fulfilling in creating something new and expressing my inner being in connection to nature. I find that working spontaneously allows me to avoid over thinking. This is why I love working with pastels. To really channel my creativity I need to work within that space of the present moment. Once thinking comes into it becomes forced and unnatural. Currently I have been teaching drawing and watercolor classes and creating art whenever I can. It is a joy to share my art with others. Thanks for your interest.