Vernon Crumrine

Vernon Crumrine

Mesquite, TX, United States

About Vernon Crumrine

NOTE: In light of the largely unknown effects of the Corona Virus, effective March 18, 2020 and until further notice, I will be unable to fulfill any requests for any purchases of my original artwork listed on saatchiart. Open Edition Prints, however, are readily available. Thanks very much for your understanding.

My artwork, I believe, is just part of an endless learning process that moves me one more step toward successfully rendering my own unique and personal vision of the world.

I have been on this planet for quite awhile; some seventy-odd years, in fact. I was born and raised in the Dallas, Texas area and I live in Mesquite, Texas, a large suburb of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metro-plex.

I hold two degrees from a New York University; one of them a Masters degree. I previously also completed graduate work in Ethics and Conflict Resolution at Southern Methodist University.

By profession, for over forty years I was at one time or another, an accountant, a CFO, and a financial analyst prior to my early retirement in 2009. Most of those years were spent in the petroleum and banking industries.

Some would likely call me a late bloomer because both of my degrees didn't come along until I was well into my forties and fifties. I have been interested in photography all my life, but I didn't really discover the art world and become an avid participant until about ten or twelve years ago.

That said, my interests are rather wide-ranging. I write and have published poetry, articles, essays and novels. I am an amateur radio operator, I play several musical instruments, my favorite being the piano, and finally, my wife and I own a gorgeous classic Mustang convertible that's more than ready for participation in all the local car shows.

My artwork and my photography is held in a number of private collections throughout the world. I have experimented with abstract sculpture and painting and multi-media work, but find that I generally prefer drawing. My favorite subject is studies of the human face; with an appreciative focus on all things feminine.

I'm quite content to share my art with those who appreciate my work for whatever it might mean to them. I can't think of any awards or prizes I've won for my artwork, but I have to say I'm not all that interested in competition, but I am more interested in producing art that means something to me and suits my tastes and goals.

In short, I feel I am a man who has lived long enough and has experienced enough of the world to truly appreciate the incredible beauty of our world and what it offers us. In particular, I also appreciate being given the opportunity to record the human spirit as I personally see it and to thereby create my own personal impressions of some of the interesting people who inhabit it.

Education

New York Institute of Photography, New York, N.Y.

Graduate Certificate, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Master of Arts, University of the State of New York, Albany, N.Y.

Events

A substantial ongoing online presence in a variety of venues.

Exhibitions

Some of my original artwork, as well as prints is held by collectors in private collections throughout the world.

One of my abstract portraits was on exhibit in Zurich, Switzerland at the Artbox Gallery in an October, 2019 event.

Additionally, my photographic work is on permanent display in a number of hospitals in the U.S. and locations around the world through The Foundation for Photo/Art organization based in Florence, Italy.