A rare chance
to meet a hugely popular artist is on offer at the Artmarket gallery, Cottingham,
as part of Saturday’s Cottingham Day celebrations.
whose naïve and energetic paintings have made him one of the gallery’s most
popular artists, will be on hand to talk to art lovers between 12 noon and 3pm
on Saturday 4 July, when the whole of the gallery will be given over to his
paintings. Visitors can also enjoy canapés and drinks from the Michelin-starred
Pipe and Glass Inn
at South Dalton.
Craig started his career as a cartoonist, and has also worked in computer games
as an animator and games designer, and as a freelance sculptor, including
modeling action figures for Doctor Who and Harry Potter.
Craig, who now
lives in County Durham, says: “I would love to say that each painting begins
with a set of detailed sketches and colour studies, but for me that isn’t the
case. As soon as I have a rough doodle, I want to start – I can’t wait to get
stuck into the painting.
“I like the
finished paintings to have a slightly naïve, grubby look with lots of energy –
which, when I think about it, sums up my childhood!”
Robert Power, director of the
says: “Craig is one of our top artists and rarely does
gallery appearances. We will have some rare original oils and pencil
sketches on show, and will be turning the gallery over to his work for the
is a day of
celebrations of the town, and last year attracted over 15,000 visitors. As well
as Craig’s personal appearance at the Artmarket gallery, visitors can enjoy a
dog show, birds of prey demonstrations, classic cars and motorcycles, a cycle
race and live music.
information, please contact the Artmarket Gallery on 01482 876003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org