Shari Crandall cannot remember when she hasn’t been creating
“something” – whether drawing a picture or concocting solutions with her
chemistry set as a child, applying creative problem solving at work or painting
a picture as an adult.
Connecting with the mystical and creative source is a form of
meditation for Shari. Creating art or preparing for an astrological reading brings
Shari to center; it is where she loses Self in that place of no-time and is
surprised when hours have passed when she thought it had been minutes.
While living in the metro-Washington DC area, Shari was a member
of The Art League in Alexandria, VA and juried into several shows. Shari, her
husband Steve, and their dog Kelso moved to Bend OR in 2010. After living in
Bend for five years, they moved to Redmond, OR in June 2015. Shari’s love for
Central Oregon endures – the rich colors and textures of Oregon's high desert
feed the creative muse within.
Currently, Shari sits on the Board of Directors for Art in
the High Desert, a critically acclaimed annual juried art show that draws
artists from all over North America. She also is a Board Member for the Friends of the Redmond Oregon (FORO) and the Friends of Redmond Library (FORBL), and a member of FORBL's Art Committee. Further, Shari is a member of SageBrushers Art Society in Bend.