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Kathleen Craig
Big Lemon - Vibrant Contemporary Still Life, Oil Painting on Canvas in Frame

2019

$5,200

About

Kathleen Craig is based in central Virginia. She received her M.F.A. in creative writing before devoting herself to the visual arts. After working as a representational painter, she plunged into the world of abstraction and settled on abstract realism, in which objects, places and figures are recognizable but color and composition play predominant roles. Craig believes that nameable elements such as trees, tables, and animals help the painting with its primary job of communication. “I want to enjoy my work, but I also want anybody—with or without experience in the arts—to get it. I don’t want to make the viewer worry about what they are supposed to be seeing.” Craig's Big Lemon seems like an obvious snapshot of lemons on plate, but her creative process lends the work more towards the process of making lemonade: requiring diligence, yet simple in nature. Joyful yellows brighten any room, and instantly remind us of the bold punch that lemons provide in taste and in color. Craig's work captures still moments with a fluid lens, creating a sense of presence in the context of the painting, but also brings us into her space as an artist creating the work. ARTIST STATEMENT: The inspiration for my paintings is twofold: in the beginning there is a definite vision. Could be a wave crashing into a rock in Nova Scotia, where I spend almost half my time. Or a photo of a chairbound senior citizen, or the ridiculous number of thermoses on top of my fridge. Ultimately, however, the painting is inspired by what happens on the canvas. The wave may start looking like a hill, the old lady may transform into a patient dog. I can get very attached to my original subject, but my first duty is to make a good painting. Still, the original idea and the end product do have a strong relationship because the second, third, fourth and however many renditions of the painting grow from each other. I try to correct each mistake or solve each problem and the painting doesn’t just change, it grows, as I do, I hope. Big Lemon - Vibrant Contemporary Still Life, Oil Painting on Canvas in Frame

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  • Creator
    Kathleen Craig
  • Creation Year
    2019
  • Dimensions
    Height: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Width: 52 in. (132.08 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Charlotte, NC
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU147927870742

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