Donna Merchant-Crooks has a kinship with nature, where she finds solace and inspiration. She spent years cooking and pulling mule strings in Idaho’s wilderness, developing an appreciation for the rare and untouched.
“As a lifelong artist I have worked in many mediums. Currently I create in wood and bronze. I design and carve doors, mantles and furniture… and sculpt and cast in bronze. My work often has a western flair, though it is not limited to that style.”
Merchant-Crooks is a self-taught artist and her creativity is easily sparked. Ask her if she has worked in an particular medium and if she hasn’t she’ll reply, “not yet”. She believes a person can do anything in increments. Her large and diverse body of work proves this.
Today, Merchant-Crooks’ wilderness is the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado at the base of Wolf Creek Pass. Her shop and studio are located on the 2Boss Lady Ranch. Raising hay and farm animals and building endless fences, Merchant-Crooks and her partner enjoy a very peaceful environment. Most of her work is commissioned and can be found in collectors’ homes and businesses across the United States.
Two Old Crows gallery in Pagosa Springs is proud to carry bronze art by Donna Merchant-Crooks. Stop by the gallery to see her beautiful pieces in person!