Crystal DiPietro spent much time as a child exploring and hiking in the mountains and rural areas of central Pennsylvania where she grew up. She gave up the rural life and moved to Washington, DC in 1988 to attend the Corcoran College of Art and Design, earning a BFA in 1992. After visiting the west and falling in love with the desert and open spaces, she finally moved to Las Vegas, NV in 2004. Ever since then, she has been sharing her backcountry hiking adventures through her art. Crystal’s work has been exhibited in Washington, DC, Virginia, Utah and Nevada and can be found in numerous private collections all over the world.