Hi, Thanks for stopping by! As the heading says, my name is Crystal. I'm 26, I live in British Columbia (recently moved from NS) and I've been drawing and painting since I developed motor skills. I've had no formal training in painting, outside of high school art classes, but i wouldn't mind taking classes someday. Like most fantasy artists I am greatly inspired by the paintings of John William Waterhouse and other Pre-Raphealite artists. I also love the paintings of Van Gogh (Starry Night is my all-time favorite painting EVER), and wonderful contemporary artists such as the Frouds, Amy Brown, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, and Jessica Galbreth just to name a few. Well a bit about me personally. I love reading, video games, nature and animals, I have eclectic taste in just about everything, and I just plain live to paint. Favourite books The Witches of Eileanan series, anything by Neil Gaiman, The Lord of the Rings, and classical mythology in any form. Favourite music Aerosmith, Loreena McKennitt, The Gorillaz, The Rolling Stones, Celtic Woman, Blackmore's Night, and I just tend to love music from the 70's.