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Fall into Fine Craft Artisan Spotlight – Crystal Hunt

There is no better artisan to spotlight the beauty of our community than today’s member-artisan, Crystal Hunt. Crystal’s images of local scenes, buildings, and other landmarks are truly family portraits of our area. We’re delighted to have her return to Fall into Fine Craft again, this year.

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What about your medium drew you to it initially and what’s kept you working at it?

I was first drawn to photography when I was in the Army. The scenery in California was stunning, and I wanted to capture it all on film. The more I was away from home, however, the more I became homesick. When I finally returned here to live, I wanted to make my home look as magical as the places to which I had travelled. This area has its own charm and scenery, and I want to capture it at its best.

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If you had to choose a medium, other than your current one, what would you like to try and why?

Woodworking. I have always been interested in crafting things out of wood. I have dabbled some in making furniture. It’s is very soothing.

What are you most looking forward to at FIFC?

Meeting people and talking about my hometown area. I love it when people share the same passion for this area as I do.

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See more about Crystal and her work at http://crystalhuntphotography.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CrystalHuntPhotography.

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Fall into Fine Craft Artisan Spotlight – Meaghan Troup

We welcome another new guest exhibitor to Fall into Fine Craft and to the Artisan Spotlight – painter Meaghan Troup.

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What about your medium drew you to it initially and what’s kept you working at it?

What drew me to oils was the vibrancy of their color, buttery consistency and the ability to work with the paint over time. What has kept me working with the oils is that they are perfect for palette knife painting, impasto technique, and allow me to layer paint on the canvas creating a heightened sense of depth.

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If you had to choose a medium, other than your current one, what would you like to try and why?

If I had to choose a medium other than my current one, I would like to try encaustic painting. I love the textural layers that can be achieved with this medium, and also the translucent hues that can create beautiful effects on a variety of painting surfaces.

What are you most looking forward to at FIFC?

I am most looking forward to exhibiting my work to a new audience at FIFC. This is the first time I have had the opportunity to participate in this show, and I am very excited to see where it leads.

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