"We have had a long working relationship with Bob Crane. He is an extremely talented, versatile artist. In our observations, it’s hard to say that there’s been an evolution of artistic capability over the years, because Bob has always been so gifted; it’s more about following the spiritual growth that’s happening within the artist. Bob is an artist who can portray the feeling of whatever subject he is going to depict, using any medium that he decides will work best for the particular mood of a piece. It is a fascinating journey to get to be a part of, by being observers and representatives of his art."
Helen, Cindy & Clarke
"Your work has captured many fond memories in my family's life better than any camera. I will never forget how touched my mother-in-law was when she saw the face of her deceased husband on canvas. 'It's as if he is with me again,' she said. Whenever I look at any of the portraits you did for us, from my daughter's wedding portrait to my grandson's action shots, I re-experience the moments you captured. Your ability to express the essence of a moment on canvas is truly uncanny."
"In this fast-forward, jump-to-judgment, guilt-by-group world, humanity is often painted in broad, stereotypical brush strokes of superficiality. It is rare to find someone who not only takes time to see the truth and spirit within each individual soul, but also portrays them with such honesty and clarity as to remove the blinders from the eyes of others in the process. Bob Crane IS that rare artist, teacher, guardian and friend. I am truly fortunate to have had an opportunity to spend time with Bob and to display his exceptional work."
Amy J. Clark
Executive Director, Notes at 9,000:Emerging Artist Series
"There is such a luminosity to Bob Crane's use of color and texture that his paintings seem to glow with their own source of light. I am not a collector; I rarely purchase art. Yet several times I have been so captured by a work of Bob's that I now have several gracing my home. Each is so real and yet so ethereal that it invites you in to share and imagine the experience."
Laura Jane Crane, PhD
"Bob has great talent for bringing what's inside of the person or animal to his work."
"Bob is a truly gifted artist. His paintings are remarkably expressive. We are the fortunate owners of two Bob Crane paintings. Thank God for giving such talent to one who shares it with the rest of us through his paintings and other beautiful works of art."
Dathan & Jane Gaskill
"Bob's use of color and chiaroscuro captured both the moment and me. What fun we had painting mid-stream in Little Maumelle Creek!"
Jane Lovett Holt
"Bob Crane is a talented and diverse artist. I have pieces of his work from hall ways to bedroomshe has an amazing touch and is well worth adding to any collection!"
Taka Chi Dressage Stables
"I feel very fortunate to have works by Bob Crane in my collection. He is a gifted artist who captures the spirit and essence of whatever his subject might be, whether it is a classic portrait, ethereal nude or bold abstract work. It has been a pleasure watching him grow into his talent over the past several years. He is definitely someone to watch!"
Shannon Phelps Treece ABR, CRS, GRI
The Janet Jones Company