Carolyn Crampton

On my store page, I listed some paintings I love but don’t have room to show. If they are not displayed in the studio, I’ll be happy to get them out if I can access them, have you come in to see them privately, or bring them to see how they look in your space. Please tell me what you like in the online store. I have not calculated shipping costs, so they may need to be added.

I’m using oil paints for the first time in thirty years to paint stuffed animal toys that a neighbor gave me. Painting these toys seems so reassuring after everything we’ve been through lately. The colors of the oil paint appear rich and vibrant. They take months before they are dry enough to varnish.

I usually paint from life, but one ongoing series is a made-up variant world. I use animals in paintings as witnesses. My pet rabbits sometimes model for me. I start directly on the canvas with a brush, trying to draw accurately and realistically, but welcoming distortions.

I draw and post online political cartoons on social media. The first book of these was published in October 2019. I am currently working on another book for rabbit lovers. Other books include: “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—and I illustrated a still-secret book for a landmark downtown hotel (finished right before the pandemic and still to be published).

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