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Crystal Henthorn - Freelance Children's Book Illustration & Animal Illustration
10
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4.0
2 Skills
$25
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Crystal is a self-taught artist who works in acrylics and oils. She produces fine art depicting close up images of her favorite scenes in nature. She has also written, illustrated and published her first children’s book, God Made Frogs, and is currently working on her second, God Made Penguins.
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

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