Cristall Harper

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BIOGRAPHY

I paint the emotion I find in flowers, seascapes and dogs. My florals are powerful, my seascapes are balanced, and my dog paintings are joyful. 

I inherited my love of flowers from my parents. On vacations, they take more pictures of the local flowers than their own family, something I’m now guilty of as an adult. I like the artistic challenge of taking something traditionally feminine and fragile, like a flower, but redefining that femininity with strength and confidence.

I had a yellow lab named Buttercup who passed away in late summer 2016. She epitomized loyalty, joy and friendship. I started painting her as a pup and my passion for capturing her happiness quickly grew. Now my dog paintings are in numerous galleries and dog-lovers everywhere are connecting with my work. Dogs are furry angels of comfort and joy, and especially now that my sweet Buttercup is gone, I feel driven to spread that simple joy. I love painting commissions and Kneeland Gallery can arrange all of the details for you to get a portrait of your own furry friend.

My painting subjects are family. My parents inspire the florals, my ancestry inspires the seascapes, and my angel dog, Buttercup, inspires the dog portraits. I offer my paintings to those who need to feel strengthened and important. I hope they find what they are looking for in my artwork.

Exhibitions/Events

2015

100 Dollar Show, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

Deck the Walls, Kneeland Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

Solo Show, Jewish Community Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Autumn Splendor, Evergreen Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

President’s Show, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT

Solo Show, Window Box Gallery, Provo, UT

Group Show, Rio Grande Cafe, Salt Lake City, UT

Best in Show, Alpine Art, Salt Lake City, UT

Where in the World is Plein Air, Illume Gallery of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT

300 Plates, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Valley Spring Art Show, Zions Bank Building, Provo, UT

New Visions, Authentique Gallery, St. George, UT

27th Annual Art & Soup Celebration, Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT

2014

300 Plates, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Valley Spring Art Show, Zions Bank, Provo, Utah

Art & Soup, Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah

New Works, Authentique Gallery, St. George, Utah

Solo Show, Window Box Gallery, Provo, Utah

 

2013

Christmas Showcase, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, Utah

Solo Show, Jewish Community Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

Friends of Animals Miss Kitty’s Barking Ball Event, Park City, Utah

10th Anniversary Show, Terra Nova Gallery, Provo, Utah

Eyes Wide Open, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah

Art2Go, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah

Best in Show Dog Show, Alpine Art, Salt Lake City, Utah

Solo Show, Window Box Gallery, Provo, Utah

Utah Valley Spring Art Show, Zions Bank, Provo, Utah

Art & Soup, Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah