What makes Art so wonderful is the infinite possibilities to recreate an expression. -Crystal Dombrosky
My earliest memory of my introduction to Art was at the age of 3 living in the Bronx, New York, when my father and brother and I would oil paint together in the living room. That one moment in time, started a Love for Art that is unquenchable.
Accolades and Works of Distinction
1993- Honorable Mention Art Show in Pine Bush New York
1996/97- Disney Institute
Earth Day 16x20 Painting (portraits of exotic Animals surrounding the earth) donated to the event.
Season's Restaurant (Removable Charcoal Mural) Thanksgiving Depiction Mural Commissioned for the Restaurant Dining Hall.
2006-Disney Animal Kingdom
Earth Day event (Rain Barrel Sculpture depicting the Tree of Life) Displayed in Rafiki Planet watch for 3 years.
2006- Commercial Murals for Marriot Vacation Club and Pizza Hut on International Drive.
1995-2015 Commission Artist for Murals and private Collectors throughout Central Florida.
2015-Present Exhibiting in Galleries and Art shows, Community Workshops, Mentorship program and Fundraising events.
2017- EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Workshop- Featured in World Showcase, Abstract Painting Instructor.
Getting to know Crystal
Crystal is a native New Yorker, born and raised in the Bronx and upstate New York. Crystal now resides in Apopka, Florida, where she enjoys living near nature in a rural setting, but within minutes of the downtown Orlando and Mount Dora Art District.
Crystal is a Painter that believes expressions and emotions are the one thing that makes us all so unique and timeless. In each of her paintings she pushes the limits of the visual arts to transport your emotions and stimulate your senses. Texture, simplicity, and a vibrant color palette are some of the techniques she uses to convey her expressions. At times she combines more than one style or medium applying multiple thin or heavy layers to achieve a dramatic effect. Crystal was quoted saying "I want to say with paint what the heart finds hard to express verbally".
Academically, Crystal is a self taught Artist. Although for a short time she was accepted and attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan, New York for Visual Arts, her tenure was cut short due to her family relocating to upstate New York. It was here that she began to develop an appreciation for nature and wildlife. Her painting style began to change as well, becoming softer and more focused with her use of color becoming more vibrant and expressive.
Welcome to her website! Whether you are here for the first time or back to visit for the 100th time, she is so glad you are here!
Painting for me is a special journey where my inhibitions play. Come, explore the senses with my Art and live passionately one painting at a time. - Crystal Dombrosky.
My Contact Info
Crystal Dombrosky - Artwork: Apopka, Florida, USA.
Phone: (407) 925 - 9978
My artwork has been exhibited and or critiqued at the following museums, galleries and venues.
1995-97 Disney - The Disney Institute (Season's Restaurant)Removable wall mural for Holiday Celebrations (Earth Day Celebration). Artwork donated to promote Animal Awareness and Conservation.
2004 Marriott Vacation Club (Recreation Center). Wrap around Mural border.
2004 Pizza Hut Franchise (Restaurant front foyer). Mural Brick face faux work.
2006-09 Disney's Animal Kingdom (Earth Day Event). Sculpted a Tree of Life Rain Barrel which was on display at the Rafiki Planet Watch.
2009-2016 Commission work for( Private Estates) Mural work.
10/20/2016 City Art's Factory Gallery Downtown Orlando, FL (Dia de los Muertos Show) Art Exhibit.
11/19/2016 Rotary Club Crane Roost Park Altamonte, FL (Festival of the Arts) Art Show.
12/06/2016 Contemporary Masters Gallery Ocoee, FL (Jingle Boards Skateboard, Art Show). Nonprofit Charity Exhibit.
01/25/2017 Maitland Art Center Maitland, FL (5 paintings were Critiqued) renowned Artist's Dan L. Hess and Elisabeth Condon led critique.
02/10/2017 Thai Purple Orchid Café East Orlando, FL (Martial Arts Show) Exhibit.
02/19/2017 Disney's Epcot International Festival of the Arts. Featured Local Artist in the World Showcase Pavilion. Led and Instructed a class of 72 park attendees in my signature painting workshop "Abstract Art - A Journey in Bringing your Art to life".
02/24/2017 Kaleidoscope Venue for the Arts Longwood, FL (Caught in the Moment) Solo Art Exhibit.
04/09/2017 Polasek Museum Winter Park, FL (Quick Draw Competition). Winter Park Plein Air Painting.
04/15/2017 The Current Gallery at the Washburn Imporium Sanford, FL (ApartmentE Gallery Show). Live painting.
06/2017 Sam Flax Orlando, FL (Pulse-a Year Later What has Changed?) Traveling Art Show.
06/21/2017 Mercedes-Benz Maitland, FL (WMMO Coming Together Downtown Arts Social). Live Art Painting and Art Show.
07/13/2017-09/07/2017 Art gallery at Mills Park Orlando, FL(Summer Exhibit). Gallery Exhibit.
08/2017 City Art Factory Downtown Orlando, FL (Boarded Up). Skate board Art Gallery Show.