Crystal Beshara is a Canadian contemporary realist painter and proud two time winner of the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation prize. Shortly after graduating with her BFA she became the youngest elected Fellow of The Ottawa Watercolour Society at the age of 23.
A self-taught realist, she has been drawing and painting since childhood. One of Canada's rising realist painters Crystal moves easily between watercolour, oil or graphite. Her work is recognizable with it’s rich, earth tone palette and emotionally charged, rural narrative and uncanny ability to capture expression and anatomy in both human and animal portraiture. Corporate clients include the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nortel and the Canadian Museum of Civilization. A recipient of an Ontario Arts Council award , shortlisted as one of of Ottawa’s Best Emerging Artists and The Kingston Prize and elected into the esteemed International Guild of Realism. She holds a Botanical illustration diploma from the Society of Botanical Artists (UK).
She has illustrated 4 published children’s books including her original story When I Visit the Farm which was released internationally in 2009. Her work has been featured and reviewed in Canadian House & Home, Modern Family Magazine, The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Sun, The Quill & Quire, and Montreal Review of Books. Beshara also is the primary sketch artist for the award winning television series Hard Rock Medical.
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