On September 12, 81 of North America’s most celebrated wildlife artists will gather in Cincinnati for the “In The Audubon Tradition”. One of those artists will be local artist Crystal Beshara from L’Orignal. Three of her paintings will be featured: Fledgling Swimmers, Strike A Pose, A Colourful Masquerade.

Crystal Beshara is an award-winning contemporary realist painter.  Crystal works in watercolour, oil and graphite and holds a BFA in Studio from The University of Ottawa as well as a diploma in Botanical Illustration from the UK. She strives to create strong narrative in her work, combining realism and expressionism to give emotional charge to her rural subject matter. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including International Artist Magazine. Recently Crystal was awarded Best in Watercolour for her watercolour painting “These Boots” at the annual SKB Rendezvous in Wyoming and the Award for Excellence for her oil painting “Lean On Me” at the Steamboat Art Museum in Colorado Springs.