craig alan

Craig ALAN
  • biography
Born in 1971 in San Bernardino, California and raised in the Atlanta area, Craig first recognized his creative drive via crayons on his parents' walls, like many inspired young artists, and by the age of 7 his capacity for detailed visual interpretation became undeniable. After excelling in an introductory drawing class in school, Craig continued to develop technically and conceptually through his own diligent studies while always planning to pursue a formal art education.

He learned how to frame art while working in a small frame shop part time while he was a student and a few months later his coworker pointed him in the direction of Deljou in Atlanta. He was hired and remained in framing for 4 years after pioneering the department's establishment before he realigned with his passion of art and joined the league of other artists in the art studio.

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.

Craig is humbled as he sees his work inspiring creativity among enthusiasts in various forms, including commercials and advertisements. He asserts, "Art needs to be responsible to its purpose; to inspire and enhance." To beginning artists he says encouragingly, "be yourself and do what YOU want to do, not what someone else advises or suggests," and in the words of his grandfather, "Don't ever quit!"

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Zoom Audrey, 2021

Audrey, 2021

Mixed Media on Board with Resin - One of a kind original artwork

48" x 48" (122cm x 122cm) available
Zoom Audrey No 4, 2022 (122 cm)

Audrey No 4, 2022 (122 cm)

Mixed Media on Board with Resin - One of a kind original artwork

48" x 48" x 4" (122cm x 122cm x 10cm) available
Zoom Chromatic Bombshell, 2022 (91 cm)

Chromatic Bombshell, 2022 (91 cm)

Mixed Media on Board with Resin - One of a kind original artwork

36" x 36" x 1" (91cm x 91cm x 3cm) available
Zoom Environment Change, 2022

Environment Change, 2022

Mixed Media on Board with Resin - One of a kind original artwork

30" x 50" x 4" (76cm x 127cm x 10cm) available
Zoom Flor de la Gente, 2022 (91 cm)

Flor de la Gente, 2022 (91 cm)

Mixed Media on Board with Resin - One of a kind original artwork

36" x 36" x 1" (91cm x 91cm x 3cm) available
Zoom  Hope around the Corner, 2022 (60 cm)

Hope around the Corner, 2022 (60 cm)

Mixed Media on Board with Resin - One of a kind original artwork

24" x 24" x 4" (60cm x 60cm x 10cm) available
Zoom Love Around the Corner, 2022 (76 cm)

Love Around the Corner, 2022 (76 cm)

Mixed Media on Board with Resin - One of a kind original artwork

30" x 30" x 4" (76cm x 76cm x 10cm) available
Zoom Adamas, 2022

Adamas, 2022

Mixed Media on Board with Resin - One of a kind original artwork

36" x 36" x 4" (91cm x 91cm x 10cm) available
Zoom Perspectrum, 2020 (60 cm)

Perspectrum, 2020 (60 cm)

Mixed Media on Board with Resin - One of a kind original artwork

24" x 24" x 4" (60cm x 60cm x 10cm) available
Zoom The underdog, 2022 (91 cm)

The underdog, 2022 (91 cm)

Mixed Media on Board with Resin - One of a kind original artwork

36" x 36" x 4" (91cm x 91cm x 10cm) available
Zoom The Underdog II, 2022 (60 cm)

The Underdog II, 2022 (60 cm)

Mixed Media on Board with Resin - One of a kind original artwork

24" x 24" x 4" (60cm x 60cm x 10cm) available
Zoom NO. 5, 2021

NO. 5, 2021

Mixed Media on Board with Resin - One of a kind original artwork

60" x 40" x 4" (152cm x 102cm x 10cm) available
Zoom Populous Soup, 2021

Populous Soup, 2021

Mixed Media on Board with Resin - One of a kind original artwork

30" x 50" x 4" (76cm x 127cm x 10cm) available
Zoom Love's Reach, 2022 (76 cm)

Love's Reach, 2022 (76 cm)

Mixed Media on Board with Resin - One of a kind original artwork

30" x 30" x 4" (76cm x 76cm x 10cm) available
Zoom Light of Capte Florida - Populus Chrome, 2022 (122 cm)

Light of Capte Florida - Populus Chrome, 2022 (122 cm)

Mixed media on stainless steel - One of a kind original artwork

48" x 48" (122cm x 122cm) available

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