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Original Oil Paintings



Hi! My name is Lily Crowder, thank you for checking out my work! I am a self taught artist and have been painting in oils since I was 16, mostly studying alongside my talented mother. I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband and our four children (and our Great Dane, Oxford). As my children get older I am free to pursue my art more and more. I consider myself a colorist (although I really admire tonalists) and I draw my inspiration from my favorite places I call home (Santa Cruz, California, Homer, Alaska, and my current home, Portland, Oregon).  These beautiful places capture my heart and provide moments and objects I must paint! I enjoy painting en plein air and bringing these studies to life on larger canvases in my Portland studio. This year, 2019, I am making the plunge to pursue my dream of being a full time artist. You can track my journey here or on my social media.

I am happy to answer any questions and am always available for commission work. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!



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