Biography - Tod Crites
Written by Red Door Gallery   
Friday, 02 December 2011
Growing up in North Little Rock I was always encouraged and inspired
by my mother to explore many creative outlets. I can remember at an early
age that I always seemed to think outside of the box when it came to creative projects in school.
I always seemed to be the student that wanted to change the guidelines of the assignment
to be able add my own creative flair. I was the student that never wanted to color
between the lines.

At the age of twenty, I decided one day to take up painting. With a small canvas, one tube of black paint,
one tube of white paint and one brush the passion for painting began. Over the next several years I
began the journey that has brought me where I am today.

I have always been drawn to the use of bright colors and sharp angles with hard lines
when it comes to my style of painting. With much trial and some error I have developed
a style with the use of many vibrant colors and a somewhat whimsical subject matter.

I always said I did not take my art seriously but over the last few years I realized that I
did take my art very seriously; it was the subject mattter that I seemed to keep light and not so serious.
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