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Sterling Crawford is an American oil painter.
Being an analytical business graduate and accounting professional, painting is my way of allowing myself to be patient, concentrated, and in my own world filled with music, color, and creativity. I would like to say that I chose painting, but in reality - painting chose me.
I grew up interested in art as I'd sit on my grandmothers floor sketching and tracing animals, and after taking high-level art in high school, I decided I wanted to pursue a major in Fine Art. I did go through with it and studied Studio Art at Clemson University, but after two weeks I decided I wanted to change my major to Business. After my first year, I transferred to College of Charleston hoping to be inspired by the lovely Architecture and History. There, I graduated with a degree in Finance in 2019.
A few months post-graduate, I was commissioned to paint a portrait of a dog for a Napa Valley winery. This simple painting was the jumpstart to my painting career as I received more commissions from viewers of the Winery dog commission in CA within just a few months. People were wanting more.
Dog portrait and Landscape commissions have built the start of my career in painting over the past 2 years, however it is evolving into much more.
- Sterling Crawford