Glenda Ward Crawford began formal training in 2013 through study with regional artists, including Laine Francis, Andy Braitman, Helen Farson, Allison Chambers, and Connie Winters. Her learning has been enriched with plein air study with artist Jill Steenhuis in Provence and in Tuscany with artist Jennifer McChristian.
Crawford’s style is soft impressionism that combines brush and palette knife on linen canvas. The colors are feathery and playful as they dance, capture light, and reflect movement. Inspired by Atlanta artist, Nacy Franke, Crawford enjoys painting informal portraits of children. Her grandchildren remain her favorite subjects. Other subjects include pets, still life, angels, and landscapes.
Crawford’s favorite poet is T.S. Elliot. According to Crawford, “When I am painting in my studio, time stands still and the dance is.”