Crocker paints oil on canvas; exciting abstracts and representationals. He is known for his choice of colors, his unique 'alive' style and sophisticated approach. His pieces are so unique and individualistic, one would not know that his works were all done by the same person.
"My brush and oils direct each painting and take it over. It' s like an electric charge runs down my arm when the oil and brush touch the canvas. They create the painting, not me".
Crocker has painted and drawn all his life. His first acknowledged competition and placement of his work was when he was a finalist at a national competition in New York City while only in the 7th grade. While a student at the University of Alabama Birmingham, he was selected to show at the highly acclaimed Birmingham Museum of Art as one of the city's "up and coming artists". He left Birmingham to continue his art education at the nationally accredited Auburn University Art Department (one of only 30 accredited art departments in the country).
Crocker had a piece selected to show at the Atlanta Symphony Designer Home on West Wesley and had a piece in a Christmas designer home, Design Is magazine. Crocker has participated in 3 shows in the Metro Atlanta area and selected in a jury competition in a Castlebury Hill gallery.
Crocker studied under painter Anthony Antonio, sculptor Jean Woodham and illustrator Steve Holler. He was also strongly influenced by his father's appreciation for the arts. For over 60 years, his father J Torbett Crocker produced periods of photography, oil paintings, ceramics/pottery, wood assemblages and metal sculptures. "I had the most fabulous basement in the world', says Crocker
His paintings have been represented by Red Gallery on Miami Circle and Emerging Artists gallery in Castlebury Hills in Atlanta. Contact Crocker here for more information.
Torbett Crocker lives in Atlanta, Georgia USA.