Crum is an artist who enjoys creating intensely vivid works using the method of
automatism, in which the artist doesn’t always know how an artwork is going to
turn out. As if from the artist’s subconscious, J.E. enjoys working intuitively
to create art, and tends to draw inspiration from mythologies as personal
narratives evolve from the abstractions. Crum focuses on engaging in the
aesthetic experience of making art as a relaxation technique, to infer meaning
from the art after being ‘lost’ in the process.
also enjoys working full-time in a fast-paced career as an elementary art
teacher in where the artist currently teaches
nearly 1,000 children a week in a 50-mile radius in public schools of a rural
locale, from ages four to eleven. J.E. holds a M.A. in Art Education and
Research from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland; a
B.S. in Art Education from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and also studied
Art at Mississippi University for Women, in Columbus, Mississippi, as well as at The Leo Marchutz School of Painting and Drawing in Aix-en-Provence,
has shown her work in various exhibitions throughout Pennsylvania in galleries, businesses and community art centers, as well as
in other states across the US including Michigan, Colorado, and California. She has donated her art for
charity events, such as to help the homeless and fund public school programs. Crum also curates art shows for
her many students throughout school years to bring art enriching opportunities to children in the rural communities where she is an educator. J.E.'s favorite part about showing her work is how it can bring people together; she also believes in the power art possesses to bring happiness to the world.
Contact J.E. Crum if you have interest
in her artworks. The artist has many original works of art available to exhibit and sell as well as Fine Art Giclee prints in various sizes.