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About the Artist

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Elginia McCrary is a native of  Chesapeake, Virginia and the third of four girls.  Her father died when she was fourteen; however, her mother strongly supported her love and desire to become an artist.  She attended California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA where she received her BFA Degree.  She later received her masters at Norfolk State University.

Elginia has been a technical illustrator, a freelance artist, a draftsman, and an art teacher.  During these different avenues, she always continued to create her own works of art, which have been displayed throughout the continental USA.

Unlike many artists who are recognized by a particular style or technique, this is not true of the works by Elginia McCrary.  Her creations encompass various innovative methods, from her stylized elongated figures, her repousse’ and her one of a kind masks.  Each style and technique is distinctively unique from the other yet, when the different styles are put together it can be clearly seen that they are the works of the same artist. 

Art Imitating Life: Elginia McCrary



Elginia’s  elongated stylized images embrace moments in time and consist of oils on canvas. Her repousse’ are copper with oil paint added to enhance the technique and her mask are unique in design with paint and mix media added.

"I feel we are the image of our creator in many ways.  Humans have a need to create. Through art one can intrigue the mind, dazzle the senses, stir emotions and share a part of ones self with others.  There is more than one way of expressing emotions and segments of time in ones life.  Art is a channel from the artist to the viewer and this channel can be comprised of many creative techniques.” 

Her purpose is to create images that will touch the lives and hearts of people of all ages, cultures and races.  Follow her works closely at mccraryculturalart.com.  Just as there are inroads and changes in the tapestry of ones life, so it is with her works.