Description I get some of my inspiration from native Aboriginal art. I love tribal art because it is a raw and spontaneous expression. Making art is most satisfying to me when it is pure expression without trying to be anything in particular. This was one of my first spontaneous creations.
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.