paints lively, colorful landscapes of flowering trees, shimmering
ponds, and fields of flowers. Krabill was an art teacher with the
Shaker Heights Public Schools for 25 years before retiring in 1985
and turning his full attention to painting. He has used the locales
of Maine, Baja California, Nantucket, and Cornwall, England, as
subjects for his paintings. He also draws inspiration from the environs
of his home on Dataw Island, South Carolina. Krabill has a Master
of Fine Arts in painting from Kent State University and was the
recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies Grant.
represented in numerous public and private collections, including
those of the Ford Motor Company, Detroit; Eaton Corporation, Cleveland;
Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Butler Museum of Art, Youngstown; and
Dayton Power & Light.
use the landscape as a subject to present my interest in colors
-- colors that blend, colors that relate, colors that seem new to
me or jump when placed side by side. I start my paintings with a
pattern of abstract dots or patterns of color. In the process of
painting, I will paint over some of these splashes of color. Others
are intuitively left to dazzle the eye. Water, sky, and vegetation
may compete for interest in a painting. Sometimes one of these will
dominate, [as in Summer Yellow].