LW Krebs Art

"I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart."  

Vincent Van Gogh

LW Krebs recently moved to Old Town Newhall to expand her cultural experiences, her art and be closer to her family.   She has lived most of her life in Southern California.   She was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1958 and lived there one year before moving to California with her parents. She grew up in Pico Rivera, CA and married her husband in 1976.  They eventually moved to the Inland Empire.  While raising 2 sons she furthered her education at Crafton Hills College and Cal-State San Bernardino.  While at CHC she wanted to major in art but was not confident she could make a living and focused on a plan to teach math. She began her career in education teaching math to 7th graders. Four years later, after attending the University of Redlands and earning an MA, she became a high school counselor.  In 2011, she left her career in education to focus on art. She and her husband moved to Alabama that same year to be near family and she practiced and took workshops with several professional artists there and around the US.  In 2018 she moved back home to Southern California. Her experiences in life, raising two sons, counseling/teaching teens and being married for over 40 years has given her many ideas to explore in her art. She is self driven and she is constantly practicing and experimenting to develop her unique style.


Her work is whimsical, fun and she loves to have each abstract piece tell a unique story.  She loves to draw and doodle and has recently put her acrylic/canvas work on hold to work on paper with pen, ink and other water media.  In her "mindful doodling" she intuitively lets her work develop from the unconscious.   Her work borders between reality and fantasy in an eclectic and whimsical manner. Inspiration for her art comes from observing life's musings and will sometimes address current events.  Several people have described her work as magical. She currently lives in Old Town Newhall, CA and shows her work at Santa Clarita Artists Association and hopes to expand in other neighboring towns. 

Memberships

Santa Clarita Artists Association

Carpinteria Arts Center

Redlands Art Association

Artists Council in Palm Desert

Riverside Art Museum