Craig at work in his Oakleigh studio on "River Dwellings" from a recent trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia.
|Contemporary Acrylics & Watercolour Artist
Multi award winning contemporary artist
"I like to think that to paint a successful painting is not so much to have tamed the beast, rather to have been taken along for the ride
and still be there at the end of the experience."
|Painting Holiday dates
• 5 - 14 August 2013
• 6 - 15 January 2014
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|Born in Mildura in 1961, Craig showed an interest in art and drawing at a very young age.
In 1970, his family moved to the Western District of Victoria. His love of art saw him enrol in the art course at Hamilton Technical School in 1976.
At the age of 16 his artistic interests extended into ceramics and sculpture, and he constructed several wood fired kilns in his parents’ backyard.
Craig studied art at the Ballarat College of Advanced Education, now Ballarat University, where painting and graphic design attracted most of his attention.
Craig pursued a successful career as an illustrator in the advertising industry and became a member of the Illustrators Association of Australia.
Craig’s career has progressed into a range of mediums including skills in computer graphics.
As a result Craig has also undertaken a successful career in teaching both traditional drawing, illustration and digital illustration at both Victoria University and Swinburne University.
Throughout this time, he never lost his love of using traditional methods and subsequently specialized in watercolour and acrylic painting and illustrations.
This has lead to an very successful solo career.
Craig had his first major solo exhibition
in 2001 at Manyung Gallery in
Mt Eliza, Victoria.
Craig is represented by:
Without Pier Gallery, Cheltenham
Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza
Potoroo Gallery, South Bank, Melbourne
Art Images Gallery, Adelaide
Sth Yarra Art House
Melaleuca Gallery, Anglsea
Gallery Diamante, Carmel, California
Private Collections throughout Australia, the UK,
USA and Singapore.
Craig has been exhibiting successfully since 1999 in solo and joint exhibitions around Australia, Singapore and USA
Many awards have been received for Watercolours, acrylics
Craig teaches contemporary acrylics and watercolours
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