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Crystal Beshara is an International award-winning artist working in both watercolour and oil. She holds a BFA in Studio (University of Ottawa) and a Diploma in Botanical Illustration (SBA UK). Especially known for her equine, wildlife artwork she also has a passion for painting and documenting Canadian Agriculture in her farmland series. Beshara strives to create a strong narrative by combining realism and expressionism to give emotional charge to her rural subject matter. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including International Artist Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur. For the last 25 years, Crystal has been a regularly invited speaker, juror & arts educator both locally and abroad; Santa Fe, Greece, Wyoming, Newfoundland, France, England and Mexico to name a few. Crystal’s studio is situated in Prescott-Russell Ontario near her childhood farmstead, where she lives with her fiancé and their two dogs.
“Whether I am working on a personal or corporate commission in oil, watercolour, pencil or pastel, my objective is to get at the heart of my subject matter. My work reflects my rural roots and is a collision of two worlds: Realism and Expressionism. Realism allows me to affect the cerebral that is human nature – our desire to recognize a shape, place and subject, while the strokes, drips and splatter are the result of an intuitive relation to the medium at hand. Bridging the ephemeral; nostalgia, resilience, desire, loss, love. I love connecting with others through my artwork.”