Now proud to call El Dorado, Kansas her home, Angela Craver grew up in North Dakota where her great-great-grandparents homesteaded the Black Leg Ranch. Since she was a young child, Angela has valued the importance of culture and its ties with nature. Influenced by her maternal grandfather, who was the North Dakota State Water Engineer, Angela learned early the importance of “reading the land” and “making observations.“ During her youth the rodeos, pow wows, and historical sites, such as the Mandan-Hidatsa Village, General George A. Custer’s home, and the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, were places of frequent visits. Today Angela incorporates her keen observations with the Western culture which is so much a part of her life.
*Member of Oil Painters of America *American Women Artist
“I believe a painting must be able to “retell” its’ journey of creation, with it’s brush strokes, engage the viewer with that “something“ that transcends just mere paint. As a Western artist, I am passionately devoted to a style of fine art that has vitality and movement, yet still maintains a polished beauty. I enjoy techniques of painting, that include the use of glazing, impasto layers, and palette knife, to achieve a sculptural quality and pleasing luminosity. I strive to engage the viewer through unique use of color, composition, and movement, to complete an energizing and radiant portrayal of the subject matter. “