Crystal Foreman was born in El Paso, Texas. She grew up in southern New Mexico, where she still resides. She actively works all over the western United States, and does not limit her subject matter to any one genre.
Her education is both formal and experiential, and it is ongoing. She studied painting with James Reynolds, beginning in the 1980s and continued that relationship until his passing in 2010. She also studied painting in the 1970s with Vladan Stiha, of Santa Fe, drawing with Mentor Huebner, and sculpture with George Lundeen and Fritz White. Her first love was, and remains, oil painting.
Crystal is best known for her translation of light in the landscape, which comes naturally in the vast, arid spaces of the Mountain West. Her canvases lean toward simple but strong compositions.
For many years, Crystal’s work has gone to an impressive and loyal group of collectors. As her work is seen in a wider market, her collectors are increasing nationwide.
The Foreman studio is in Animas, New Mexico, a small, historic village in New Mexico’s Boot Heel.
Studied with: James Reynolds, Scottsdale, AZ | Vladan Stiha of Santa Fe | George Lundeen of Loveland, CO | Fritz White of Scottsdale, AZ | Mentor Hubner of Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition History 1980-Current
Special exhibits, solo shows and gallery representation include:
DSG Fine Arts, Albuquerque, NM | Leyba and Ingalls, Silver City, NM | Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX | The Governor’s Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM. | Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, AZ | The Mountain Oyster Club, Tucson, AZ | Terry Wade Gallery, Santa Fe, NM | Sterling Fine Art, Silver City, NM
Teaching History 1976-Current
Instructs painting workshops at all skill levels with various venues and locations:
The Museum of Natural History’s Southwest Research Station, Portal, AZ | Leyba and Ingalls, Silver City, NM | Indian Hills Baptist Church, Silver City, NM | Private Studio, Animas, NM | The Sheridan Art Guild, Sheridan, WY | Sterling Fine Art, Silver City, NM Collectors/Collections
Most paintings have been acquired by private collectors, whether bought in galleries or by private treaty. Private collectors prefer to remain anonymous, but several have significant collections of Crystal’s work. Collectors are scattered from New York to California, England, Canada and Mexico.
Sterling Fine Art, 305 Hudson St. Silver City, NM (505) 699 5005
Chiricahua Gallery, Rodeo, NM (575) 557 2225
founding member 1986-present
The Chiricahua Desert Museum, Rodeo, NM (575) 557 5757