Crystal is a native New Yorker, born and raised in the Bronx and upstate New York. Crystal now resides in Apopka, Florida, where she enjoys living near nature in a rural setting, but within minutes of the downtown Orlando and Mount Dora Art District. Crystal is a Painter that believes expressions and emotions are the one thing that makes us all so unique and timeless. In each of her paintings she pushes the limits of the visual arts to transport your emotions and stimulate your senses. Texture, simplicity, and a vibrant color palette are some of the techniques she uses to convey her expressions. At times she combines more than one style or medium applying multiple thin or heavy layers to achieve a dramatic effect. Crystal was quoted saying "I want to say with paint what the heart finds hard to express verbally". Academically, Crystal is a self taught Artist. Although for a short time she was accepted and attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan, New York for Visual Arts, her tenure was cut short due to her family relocating to upstate New York. It was here that she began to develop an appreciation for nature and wildlife. Her painting style began to change as well, becoming softer and more focused with her use of color becoming more vibrant and expressive. In 1995 Crystal relocated to Orlando, Florida where she began to research and explore techniques with her artwork to tell a story. As the years progressed her professional art career slowly kept building and she began experimenting more with her work to express emotions purely uninhibited. While Crystal does still take on a few commission work, her main full time focus is uninhibited self expression through fine art and her Fractioned Reality series. Where her intent is to manipulate both color and subject to elevate the subconscious and evoke and help stimulate positive actions with her work. "Painting for me is a special journey where my inhibitions play. Come, explore the senses with my Art and live passionately one painting at a time". - Crystal Dombrosky.