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Artist william crawley


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Biography



 William Crawley is a native Californian who has been a scene painter for over twenty-five years.
" Nothing surpasses the immediacy and freshness of a well executed painting done outdoors and 
working in "plein air" has given me a much keener insight into the painting process plus a deeper
awareness of my surroundings." Working in the mediums of watercolor, pastel and oil paints, 
William has shown an ability to transform a scene into its most aesthetic elements. After receiving
his teaching credential from California State University Long Beach he went on as an instructor for
the Los Angeles School System teaching drawing and painting through the community education 
program. He has also been recognized as an Modonnari or street painter using pastel to create both 
whimsical and classic scenes on pavement. William is a member of SOCALPAPA, LPAPA and the 
Pastel Society of San Diego ( PSSD). He was recently honored by being invited to showcase his urban
pastel paintings at the dedication of the new Wilshire Towers in downtown Los Angeles.
" I try to convey in my work a sense of time and place of the selected terrain as seen through my eyes.
A world of familiar and sometimes not so familiar scenes that hopefully entertain the viewer and maybe 
transport them into my unique view of the world."
 William's work has won numerous awards and is in numerous private and corporate collections in the U.S.
and abroad.
 

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