Crystal (Carr) Newton began drawing at the age of 13 when she came out of her room with a pencil drawing of a hawk. She continued drawing animals throughout her Jr. and Sr. high school years – especially enjoying drawing big cats.
During college, Crystal took classes focusing on Graphic Design. Several of her professors encouraged her to continue developing the fine art portion of her portfolio, but the appeal of the computer as a tool – and a need to produce an income – swayed her towards graphic design. This focus did not stop her from continuing to hone her drawing and painting abilities with work that was used in her school’s yearbook, in multiple publications at the collage and to a select number of collectors.
While in college, Crystal participated in the “Night in Fullerton” art event; exhibiting a collection of her drawings.
After receiving her degree in Graphic Design from Pacific Christian College (now Hope International University), Crystal began her career in the graphic arts field.
Moving to beautifully inspirational Wallowa County, Oregon provided Crystal with an opportunity to focus on her fine art. Her recent works exhibit a blend of medias and styles – while reflecting the Christian values that have provided meaning in her life.