Cranky Crow Designs

MARIE DOWNING FINE ART • CRANKY CROW DESIGNS

  Over the years I have tried many different medias and subjects. Working 

full time as a graphic designer, I put my painting aside for many years. 

After an accident left me home-bound for an extended period of time, 

I found that familiar drive to put something on paper returning. 


My home of Barriere, has many sources of inspiration and subject matter. We are a small 

community made up of hard working people; bikers, loggers, ranchers and farmers alike. 

Cowboys and bikers are a community within themselves, these people are always there to help, 

to lend a helping hand and to give support when needed – big hearts, and hard workers, this is 

where my inspiration comes from, the love for my community, and the people in it.