I am intrigued by the idea of useable and wearable art and it is fulfilling to know that my paintings are being incorporated into people’s daily wardrobes and home decor.
My name is Crystal J. Robinson, and I am an artist in Richmond, Virginia that has been making art since I was a child. In 2004 I rekindled a long-standing interest in silk painting – I learned the French Serti technique in a fabric design course while I attended artschool at VCU. I started crystal j. silk, selling hand painted silk scarves and pillows online and at local craft shows. crystal j. silk focuses on creating colorful, timeless patterns and designs while taking a modern and fresh approach to silk painting. Right now, in addition to painted pieces, I also make hand dyed ruffled silk scarves, hand dyed silk ribbon, and I also mousepads and diy iron-on transfers using the same imagery found in the silk pieces.