Carolyn Crampton. Photo by Judy Reed.

Carolyn Crampton

I paint in a traditional style, creating still life or fantasy worlds inhabited by animals. The animals are witnesses; provoking reflections on our collections of stuff and on our modern world. My pet rabbits sometimes sit for a painting or a drawing. After a thumbnail sketch, I start directly on the canvas with a brush. Once I have a rough drawing, I lay on the color (in oil) or thin color glazes (in acrylic), adjusting the drawing as I go. I try to draw accurately, but I welcome distortions that seep in. Works are created in series.

In October 2016, I started drawing and posting political cartoons on social media as “Laugh_About_It_” as a way to lighten my spirits. The first volume of these was published in October 2019. My rabbit drawings are included in the books “Rabbit Language or ‘Are you going to eat that?’ ” a guide to understanding your pet rabbit, “Ladybird: My Eight Lives”, and “Dumbunny” an Easter Bunny storybook by Mary Ann Wolf.

Building: 101 - Studio: 1223
Phone: 415-810-4546
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