Crittenden Studio is now represented by Fine Art America! Many of Guy's paintings and prints are now available printed on various merchandise at Fine Art America. From canvas to metal, tote bags to coffee mugs, you can now choose your favorite paintings and turn them into beautifully crafted collectibles and gift items. If you own one of Guy's original paintings and want to custom create other items with that image, you can do it easily by signing on to Fine Art America, search for your painting, and start creating. Not all paintings are available for this program, but if you have any ideas or suggestions you would like to share, please contact us directly.
Located in Richmond, Virginia, Crittenden Studio was launched in 1994 by artist and professional photographer Guy Crittenden. To visit Guy's commercial photography website, go to CrittendenPhoto.com. Crittenden Studio Store is the exclusive home for Guy's original paintings, giclee reproductions and his fine art photography. Guy also represents other artists and photographers through this online gallery, and has more than 20 years of experience as a printer of fine art reproductions. The in-house printing capabilities are state-of-the-art, and he personally oversees every critical step in the reproduction process. The results speak for themselves. The quality of the reproductions are so true, that even trained eyes have difficulty distinguishing the original from the printed piece.
Guy began drawing and painting at a very early age, and exhibited in his first art show at age 13. Growing up in the rural county of Gloucester, Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay, he found his passion in the natural wonders of the world around him. Hunting, fishing and crabbing were just a way of life for the young man who was a self-described "river rat". His connection to wildlife began almost as soon as he could walk as a child. When he was 5 years old, his grandfather would wake him an hour before sunrise to go fishing in secret spots on the Ware River. As Guy grew older, he embraced his curiosity of nature. With an academic approach to his observations, he began to draw and paint the world to which he was so connected. An osprey with a fish in his talons. A blue heron taking flight. A Canvasback duck preening on the water. Today, his work still grounded in the influence of those early years, Guy prefers to work in oils and his subjects are best described as Landscapes, Wildlife and Sporting scenes. He is a five-time winner of the Virginia Duck Stamp with his latest win in 2015 featuring a pair of Tundra Swans in flight over a sunlit James River. That became the 2015-16 Virginia Migratory Waterfowl Stamp. Guy also won the 2014-15 Virginia Duck Stamp, the 2014 Connecticut Duck Stamp, the 2015 Michigan Duck Stamp, the 2015 Oklahoma Duck Stamp, the 2015 Louisiana Duck Stamp, the 2015 North Carolina, the 2016 Colorado, 2016 California, 2017 Michigan and the 2017 Nevada Duck Stamp. Guy is a signature member of the Outdoor Painters Society and works mainly on commissions and large originals for private and corporate clients.
February - The Southeastern Wildlife Exhibition
February - The Richmond Ducks Unlimited Dinner
March - The Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show
April - The Annual One Shot Turkey Hunt
September - The Solomon's Island Plein Air Festival
November - The Western Henrico Ducks Unlimted Auction
December - Annual One Man Show, Richmond, Virginia
Awards in State and Federal Duck Stamp Competitions
1999 Federal Duck Stamp - 5th Place
2002 Federal Duck Stamp - Top 20
2005 Virginia Duck Stamp Winner
2007 Virginia Duck Stamp Winner
2009 Federal Duck Stamp - Top 20
2010 Virginia Duck Stamp Winner
2011 Federal Duck Stamp - Top 15 - Traveling Exhibition
2013 Federal Duck Stamp - Top 15 - Traveling Exhibition
This entry received the third highest score in the competition, and Guy's highest score ever in the Federal contest. 21 out of 25 possible points.
2014 Virginia Duck Stamp - Winner
2014 Connecticut Duck Stamp - Winner
2015 Michigan Duck Stamp - Winner
2015 Oklahoma Duck Stamp - Winner
2015 Louisiana Duck Stamp - Winner
2015 North Carolina Duck Stamp - Winner
2015 Virginia Duck Stamp - Winner
2016 Colorado Duck Stamp Winner
2016 California Duck Stamp Winner
NEW! 2017 Michigan Duck Stamp Winner
NEW! 2017 Nevada Duck Stamp Winner
NEW! 2017 Virginia Duck Stamp Winner