Street Chalk Artist: Alice Scott Crittenden

Alice Scott Crittenden Santa Barbara, CA
Sinopia is proud to introduce our first Artist of the Month: Alice Scott Crittenden. Alice has been working with pastels for over 30 years. In 1998 she began street painting at the original United States Chalk Festival - I Madonnari, in Santa Barbara, CA. This event proved to be quite enlightening. Since then Alice has participated in many Chalk Festivals in the United States and abroad. Alice says that: "The enthusiasm, and intensity I experience within myself as well as from the onlookers is stimulating. I enjoy the interaction with the viewers as they struggle to understand the impermanence of chalking on the street. The ephemeral quality, the extravagant use of color, the artist's physical ability, how children respond to the process; all are a part of the "Performance Art" experience, Street Art is a beautiful way to bring the artist's studio to the public, Observers are exposed to art in process and the finished pieces".