About the Artist
Craig’s imaginative mixed media paintings range in color from
to vibrant depending
on the mood she wants to create. Her stylized
renditions of animals, still lifes, and trees are rich with textures
and patterns. Her preferred
media includes paint, decorative and hand-painted torn papers, combined to achieve the effects that make her work
has been commissioned by The ASPCA, The Discovery Channel and several
national magazines, newspapers and children's publications. She obtained
her BFA from the University of Texas and has won numerous awards and
been recognized in shows from coast to coast. Her work is in both public
and private collections.
After living in
Louisiana, California and Florida she has settled in the beautiful hill
country of Wimberley, Texas. There she enjoys working in her home studio
where she lives with her husband, two sons and a rather large and
goofy German Shepherd. Dividing her time
between painting and her family keeps her busy and content.
evolve from my imagination, so I
have the freedom to
exaggerate patterns or create new ones where they have never existed.
enjoy playing with color, design and texture and prefer to keep my
compositions simple to suggest a sense of peace and serenity. Nature's
patterns and colors fascinate me and translating and magnifying these
elements into my paintings keeps me inspired. Incorporating found,
decorative and hand-painted papers into my work creates unique effects
and gives me unlimited possibilities for exploring. The resulting images
are colorful and stylized interpretations.
bring a bright, positive perspective to painting. The
subjects I choose show my love of nature and the simple pleasures we all
enjoy. Painting is a joyful process for me and I want to share that with
Mach 1: (mäk
- n. : The speed in which I am willing to
spend my husband's hard-earned money to keep my car running.