Growing up in northern California, Chrystal spent her childhood exploring the forests, mountains, and beaches. Her early fascination with the natural world has lived on into adulthood and can be found in her work today. She is inspired by nature, cultures, literature, mythology, paganism, history, science, and the human need to be in the peace of natural places.
Working with paint, pen, and clay, she brings her envisioned world to life, often incorporating the changing seasons into her work. When she’s not working on an art piece, she’s busy writing, reading, exploring, learning, spoiling her pets and gardening.