Artist Ren Crawford

An example of fine art by Ren Crawford

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The Artist Says:

When I was four years old someone gave me a box of watercolors. It was a box of magic. I have painted ever since.

Collectors Say:

"...as with all true artist, ren explores , researches, studies, observes and struggles in order to grow and find fulfillment in her work...... Her paintings are produced out of love and conviction and a healthy respect or art, life, and the quest for renewal which exists in all of us"  Sept. 2000   dealer/collector BETTE RIDGEWAY -CONTEMTORARY ART GALLERY, Santa Fe, NM.

Other Artists Say:

(Ren's)  painting grabs us with  emotional intensity..yet also here is an obvious intellect at work as well She allows neither artificial boundaries nor conventional rules to confine her efforts and these conditions provide a hightly satisfying visulal experience   C. Wolfe, artist,author, Dallas Texas


Artist Statement written by Art Agent Kayla Wilhite
Rachel “Ren” Crawford’s fascination for art took hold during her early childhood.  Born in Mississippi, Crawford traveled extensively during her time as a military wife and mother.  She began her professional painting career in 1968 while stationed in North Carolina. A busy life as a traveler, teacher, and homemaker Crawford's worldly wanderlust guided her down the path of Expressionism.
Crawford’s expansive portfolio reaches throughout collections across the United States, Australia, Great Britain, Japan, and Mexico.  Most recently, The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley obtained "Wild Horse" for their permanent collection. Once “settled” as a resident of the Shenandoah Valley Crawford, directed the Danner House Art Gallery between 1982 through 1985, located in Middletown, Virginia.
Today Ren spends most of her time in her studio located in Strasburg, Virginia. Energetically painting and communicating with her work. Crawford creates work that continues to push limits and knows no boundaries.
Ren continues to exhibit work throughout Virginia.  Her most recent show is on display at InnoVault Co-Work Space, located on the downtown walking mall in Winchester, Va.  Please contact for a private showing of Ren's work.


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