Crystal Beshara (BFA, FOWS, SBA) is a Canadian contemporary realist painter and two-time winner of the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation prize. Beshara became the youngest elected Fellow of The Ottawa Watercolour Society at the age of 23. She is an elected member of the esteemed, National Guild of Realism and holds a Botanical Illustration diploma from the Society of Botanical Artists (UK).
Beshara's work has been featured widely, including in Canadian House & Home, Modern Family Magazine, Montreal Review of Books, the Ottawa Citizen, and The Quill & Quire. Beshara is the primary sketch artist for the award winning Canadian television series Hard Rock Medical and has illustrated four published children’s books. She has been a regular guest art instructor on Rogers Daytime television, appeared on CBC Television, CBC Radio All in a Day, CTV news, and on CTV Regional Contact. Beshara also offers painting workshops abroad in Sante Fe, France, England and Mexico, as well as locally in her home art studios.
“Whether I am working on a personal or corporate commission in oil, watercolour, pencil or pastel, my ultimate objective is to get at the heart of my subject matter. My artwork is a colliding of two worlds: Realism and Expressionism. Realism allows me to trigger the cerebral that is human nature – our desire to recognize a place, shape or subject. Expressionism allows me to infuse my personality. The strokes, drips and splatter are results of my physiological and intuitive relation to the medium at hand, offering a more ephemeral level of connectivity – nostalgia, resistance, desire, loss, love.” ~ Crystal Beshara
You can read more about Crystal Beshara on her website.
Prices range from $200-2800CAN