Artist Portfolio Magazine – 2017 Q4 Art Competition
Crista Bromley – Burnet, TX
Crista Goble Bromley is an artist from the Texas Hill Country. She works primarily in oils but is also accomplished in watercolor, acrylic and pastels. As a descendant of noted artists and musicians she was surrounded by art and music since birth. She also studied fine arts at Victoria College and the University of Texas at Austin. While much of her early career focused on portraiture her interests expanded over the years and her subjects also include landscapes, animal portraiture, still life and historical representation. Most of her paintings are traditional to realism with a nod toward the highly detailed work of hyper-realism. According to Bromley, portraiture still holds a special place in her heart, noting, “I strive to make my portraits more than just a reflection of the person or animal. I want to see the character of the subject in the artwork. Whether it is a person or an animal I want their personality shine to through. That is the real satisfaction in portraiture.” While she loves portraiture she also enjoys the challenges of other subject matter as well. “I love to take a blank canvas and watch something grow on it. The process seems to have a life of its own,” she says.
Bromley has been recognized by a number of national and international galleries. She currently has historical representations hanging in governmental buildings across Texas. For more information on her awards go online to www.cgbfinearts.com and click on the Featured Art link.