Sterling Crawford (b. 1997) is a self-taught artist born and raised in Greenville, SC. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a BS in Finance in 2019. After three years of working in accounting and growing her art business through commissioned artwork, she embarked on a new journey as a full-time artist in late 2022. Her artwork is paired with research to ultimately build awareness of an important matter, giving her collectors the confidence that their artwork has a positive impact on the community and world at large.
Sterling is a contemporary realistic painter, focusing on evoking a narrative in each of her original works. Sterling is inspired by art's ability to open people's eyes to a specific feeling or subject matter, leaving them to experience the world a little differently than before. Whether a still life, landscape, or figures, her paintings are restful and sophisticated, while bringing a creative, contemporary edge.
I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to be working as an artist. I think there is so much more to art than putting charcoal to paper or paint to canvas. For me, art is to share an experience, story, or message. Through each of my single works or collections, I hope to open the viewer's eye to see the world a little differently. Whether they have learned something new about wildlife conservation through my 'Inside Africa' collection, or were reminded to slow down and appreciate the quiet moments in life through my collection, 'Zen Series'.
If you follow along my studio page, Stall Three Studio, you will find that I am inspired by many things (music, interior design, architecture, other artwork, among others). I typically enjoy working through collections instead of single paintings as I think of my collections like a fashion designer would. I find that the collections allow me to hone in on a single message, vibe, and style. Each year I aim to release a new collection with a new subject matter to continue the constant creative and educational pursuit.
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