Mixed Media Original with resin finish from world renowned artist with unique, one of a kind style.
About the Artist:
In his prolific career is a culmination of textbook artistic knowledge and keen aesthetic sense that has gone from a "slow and studied" application to "fast and free of precise thought". Craig's collections run the gamut from abstract expressionism to haunting, graphic realism, each one a reflection of its creator's unique vision. He is most well-known for his Populus series, which drew inspiration from a balcony overlooking Orange Beach, Alabama where patrons enjoying a wedding party seemed to form the shape of an eye where they stood. Craig explains, "Inspiration begins with a 'What if...' as I consider alternate imagery, surfaces, effects, results, etc. It comes from the past in conjunction with now. Like a bolt of lightning." Since the epiphany, his Populus series is now home to dozens of celebrities and icons of all ages including: Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Freddie Mercury, James Bond, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Van Gough, Gandhi, James Dean, Lady Justice, John Lennon, Queen Elizabeth, Darth Vader, Michael Jackson, Audrey Hepburn, and many more!
Craig has become publicly recognized as an innovator in the visual arts industry and has achieved many spectacular feats through the years:
Year-round presence in:
More than 15 galleries in major cities across the U.S.
England at more than 40 galleries
Germany at 9 galleries, and
Collected by many private and prominent collectors
Populus portrait of Senator Harry Reid presented in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
Frequent presence at major art fairs including: Palm Beach Show, Scope, Art Silicon Valley, Context Art Miami
Populus Nelson Mandela went viral as people spun the artwork into an actual tribute event photo