“A Day in the Life” with Vancouver Wildlife Artist Crystal Ho

The award-winning wildlife artist at Triple Studio, Crystal Ho, has passionately depicted the beauty of animals through art since 2009. Fueled by the non-judgmental, happiness-inducing essence of animals, Crystal aims to spread warmth and joy through their paintings of these wonderful animal companions, hoping to evoke smiles wherever they are displayed. Additionally, Crystal aspires for her art to serve as a gentle reminder, encouraging appreciation for our remarkable planet and its stunning creatures.

Her works have caught the eyes of Amazon Handmade, BuzzFeed, Westcoast Families Magazine, Novus TV, CTV and DailyHive. Crystal is constantly amazed by where this adventure takes her and she is always on the lookout for the next ride!

All products from Triple Studio are meticulously crafted in Crystal’s studio in Vancouver, Canada. Each work is uniquely made, found nowhere else, with every piece carrying a distinctive touch from Crystal’’s heart to your space.

-Written by Ian Chan

Crystal Ho
I’m a night owl when it comes to creating art. There’s something special about the quiet of the night that fuels my passion for painting. It’s my time to dive in and let my creativity flow.
Crystal Ho
Showcasing my works outside of Vancouver Art Gallery. There’s a unique joy in connecting face-to-face with customers, exchanging thoughts, and delving into the shared appreciation of art and nature.
Live portrait painting of a furry friend George at the Amazon pop-up workshop.
Fall is my favourite season. I enjoy taking pictures with my latest painting amidst the vibrant fall leaves.
My public art display at the Lansdowne Skytrain Station in Richmond. Besides wildlife paintings, I also love working on public art. I love how it is available to a wide and diverse audience, transcending the boundaries of traditional art spaces like galleries or museums.
Presenting my public art project at the Richmond Art Gallery with Evan Lee and Chad Wong, and Tyler Russell.
Crystal Ho
I’ve made a friend when I visited Nara, Japan. We had a good chat!
Crystal Ho
I love enjoying the peacefulness in paddleboarding, relishing the gentle sway of the water beneath me and the rhythmic strokes of the paddle, all while immersing myself in the soothing embrace of nature’s beauty that surrounds me.

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Which ‘hood are you in?

I’ve grown up in Richmond, and I have been living there for more than 20 years. My art studio is located in Richmond as well.

What do you do?

I am a work-at-home mom and spend my days bouncing between momming, working on my art projects and trying to keep the house looking at least decent. It’s actually a total mess but I’m doing the best I can. It’s crazy, but I love it!

What are you currently working on?

I’ve worked on many paintings featuring mom and baby animals in the past year. In 2024, I aim to shift my focus to birds! It’s not just about their beauty; I also admire the freedom they enjoy in the open sky. Additionally, I aspire to work on a children’s book in the future!

Where can we find your work?

Find my paintings on Triplestudio.ca, Instagram, Facebook and Amazon Handmade, and I am always open to collaborations.

 

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