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All photos and artwork on this website were taken by, were created by and are copyrighted by Cate Nailling Crawford, except:

  • The photograph taken of me writing was taken in a class being taught by English scribe Sir Donald Jackson in 2016 and is copyright Carson Newman University, TN.
  • The photograph of me working on a QuickDraw painting of Old Trail Town (at the Children’s Resource Center in Cody, WY) was taken by photographer Neil Lefave of Cody, WY.

Recent work (under construction!)

Until I can post some images of my recent work, here is a photo for your delight.  We stayed at a lovely place in Arizona during the winter and were greeted by these sweet flowers when we came out of our door in the morning.  What a welcome relief from the winter back home!

A bit about me

Seasoned is the best description I can come up with for me and for my work.  Seasoned with years of experience in a variety of areas that have blended into the most satisfying combination of knowledge, expression and flavor.

A solid liberal arts foundation (from the University of North Carolina magna cum laude in fine art–painting, drawing and printmaking– and classical languages–ancient Greek and Latin) has allowed me to work in the most interesting territories within the past 40 years.

That broad background–with exposure to deep technique and deep thought by wonderful instructors–has made it possible for me to know how to gain depth in a multitude of areas with ease.  Knowing when it was time to move forward also kept me growing in the areas of writing, organizing, creating, managing and supervising jobs; as well as exploration and expression in architectural, fine, graphic and publishing arts and teaching.

For well over 44 years, I have been fortunate to have been exposed to and to have worked with some of the best models in the fields of painting, drawing, graphic design, printmaking, glass and neon design, lettering arts, book design, marketing and publishing.

A variety of my work (glass, signage calligraphy, painting, drawing, books and textiles) has been commissioned and/or collected around the world and exhibited in local and regional invitational and juried shows across the US.

Currently I am working in my studio and doing quickdraw painting events in Cody, Wyoming where I most gratefully live and breathe in the fresh air of the Absaroka mountains each day.



Contact me

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These little raccoons took up residence in our barn…pretty sure they were born there.  As soon as they were old enough to capture, we re-homed them to a wilder area not so far away where they had a creek flowing nearby.  Two days later, we were driving home from town and saw all three on the roadside ambling back to our place!

All images on this site are copyrighted by Cate Crawford 2017