Our first new Artist of 2012, Alyssa Crawford. All of the art that you will see in the below first post is at Hai Ky Restaurant on the Drag (Guadalupe). Alyssa’s art is some of the most affordable out of all the artists I’ve worked with so far. She says she likes to produce tons of work and has a small place so sometimes they’ve just got to go. Make sure to contact her at email@example.com for commissions and to get a closer look at what originals are available. Below are some of my favorites of what were available there. There are over 15 different ones now available as prints as well on our store here.
Here is her Bio…
Alyssa Crawford was born on January 11, 1991 in Austin, TX. She developed a love for drawing at a very early age, drawing her first configuration of a face at age two.
Through out her life, she has studied art (her favorites including Jean-Micheal Basquiat, Bridget Riley, Frida, and of course, Picasso and Dali) and worked on her own. In 2010, she had her first solo exhibit at Ruta Maya.
Over the past two years, Alyssa has displayed her artwork at various places around Austin including Dominican Joe, Amy’s Ice-Cream, Far-Out Home Fittings, Cheapos Records, and Jeanies Java.
For Alyssa, her process is usually deeply personal and individualistic with slight regard for popular interest. And like such, she feels her art appeals to individuals on a deeply personal level. She is influenced by the writings of Herman Hesse, Albert Einstein, Alan Watts, and Ayn Rand, which emphasize the importance of creativity and individualism.
With the use of bold colors and sharp lines, Alyssa has turned her creative impulses into a kind of graphic expression based on the primacy of shape, lightness, darkness, and the balance between them.
Alyssa maintains a strong commitment to acrylic on canvas, but occasionally uses oil on canvas or acrylic on cardboard (esp. when painting outside at festivals).
Alyssa finds painting outside to be a very experimental process. People walking by tend to stop and engage with the artist. In this way, she finds new perspectives for working out her ideas.
As of now, Alyssa has her artwork featured at Hai Ky.