The gentle surrealism on John K. Crum – Art that makes you smile.

By June 26, 2018Uncategorized

ARTIST’S STATEMENT
“Your art makes me smile” is the most frequent statement I receive about my paintings. I take this to be a great compliment and one that gives me the encouragement to keep creating.

​I paint the stories and images in my head. The subject matter may change but remains focused on my favorite subjects of romance, friendships, whimsy and gentle surrealism. I constantly challenge myself with attempting to capture difficult situations, poses and subject matter. My goal is to create images capable of taking the viewer on their own magical journey.

My style is recognized by the use of bright colors and bold designs developed over a lifelong career as an artist. I find living near the ocean so surreal… I am always in awe of the beautiful landscapes and witnessing the amazing power and beauty of nature and observing the many cultures in the South Carolina Lowcountry; I find it truly inspiring.

“I CONSIDER MY PAINTING SUCCESSFUL WHEN THE VIEWER STOPS, TAKES A CLOSER LOOK, AND THEN SMILES”