Beyond the Flap

Nina Victor Crittenden: Painting With Love of Art & Animals

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

Award-winning illustrator Nina Victor Crittenden sits at her home studio and begins to paint. Shy and modest, she’s hesitant to talk about herself, but the words come easier as she strokes her watercolor brush across the back of a flying dragon. A certified veterinary technician, Nina is an animal lover. She says, “What I love about being an artist is that I can draw pictures of dogs and cats and horses … It gives me a chance to combine two things I really love: artwork and animals.” […]