Whenever the sun shines, Crystal Moll can be seen on location, with her canvas, brushes, and oils, interpreting the urban landscape as she sees it. Painting on location gives her work the feel of “being there,” allowing the viewer to enter the scene, look in the windows, and acquire a sense of place and time. Crystal works on several paintings at a time, moving locations with the sun, to capture the light and shadow of each scene at its optimum time of day.
A blend of impressionism and realism, her paintings have a pleasing painterly quality of traditional oils, with an intriguing color sense that is Crystal’s own. Her work has been compared with that of Edward Hopper, but with a happier, brighter tone.
Baltimore has been her primary subject in recent years, Martha Vineyard, Charleston and the eastern shore of Maryland are other favorites.
An Artist Member of MAPAPA (Mid Altlantic Plein Air Painters Association)Recent events include Plein Air Easton 2013 winner of the Carol Hilderbrant Award of Joy and Exuberance/ Paint Annapolis 2013/ 757 Plein Air/2nd Place winner. Upcoming 2014 Plein Air Events. Plein Air Easton/ Easels in Frederick/ Paint Annapolis.
Her paintings have been widely exhibited throughout the mid-atlantic region including shows at the Academy of Art, Easton; Marin-Price Galleries, Chevy Chase; Medici Gallery, Philadelphia and the Bennett Street Gallery in Atlanta. In 2009 she opened the Crystal Moll Gallery in the Baltimore neighborhood of Federal Hill. While it is home to her work, she also displays the work of many fine local artist..with a strong emphasis on plein air work.
Her work has been published in Baltimore Magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, Plein Air Magazine and the Encyclopedia of Living Artists.