Alf Crossley expresses a profound appreciation of nature through his work. Although, after focusing on painting en plein air for many years, his recent more abstract work, has taken exciting shape in the studio. His style combines both impressionism and expressionism. His chosen medium is most often oils, yet his body of work includes extensive exploration in pen and ink.
Crossley attended Vancouver School of Art from 1961-1965 which later became known as the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. He studied with renown Canadian artists such as Jack Shadbolt, Takao Tanabe and Don Jarvis. He has shown extensively in the Kootenay and Okanagan regions of British Columbia, as well as in the city of Vancouver and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His work is found in private collections around the world.