Crystal Champaigne (and yes, that IS her real name) is a self-taught artist who was welcomed into the Sanford Brush & Palette Club in 2022. Crystal has taken drawing and painting classes in the past and has recently renewed her love of creating art. She looks forward to SBPC's artist workshops and learning activities, as well as meeting and learning from her fellow artists.
Crystal grew up in the Colorado Rockies and spent her childhood hunting and fishing with her parents. Her love of the outdoors has continued here in North Carolina.
Crystal commented that nature is her greatest inspiration. She finds joy and inspiration in the outdoors, no matter what the season. She tries to instill the beauty she finds in nature into her paintings. Like a long walk in the woods, painting is an escape from the stresses of life for her. As a medical coder by day with mostly cancer patients, she finds that painting is a creative outlet that helps her relax.