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I illustrate the natural world to spark curiosity and wonder, kindle concern, and illuminate issues.

Hello! I’m Crystal, an illustrator, artist, maker, traveller, and plant-lover. I’m the daughter of a lighthouse keeper and started life on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean, where groceries were delivered by helicopter and trips to town meant riding with the Coast Guard.


But, I’m still an island girl —just on a bigger island now— off the coast of BC Canada.

I have a BFA in Visual Arts and have illustrated children's books, created environmental work for non-profits, and paint wildlife fine art originals. 

Children's Books :

Maybe A Whale | now available

written by Kirsten Pendreigh, illustrated by Crystal Smith, published by Groundwood Books -

A Junior Library Guild selection.

Mother Aspen | Fall 2024

written by Annette LeBox, illustrated by Crystal Smith, published by Groundwood Books

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Contact me for questions, queries, and commissions. Let's work together!

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