Craig Davison

Taking inspiration from a variety of artists from many different periods, including Marvel and DC Comics illustrator and creator of 'Hellboy', Mike Mignola, Craig Davison’s love and admiration for pop culture. Movies and comic books can be seen throughout his collections in a truly unique way. Known for his recognisable style, Craig Davion’s artwork has become an Artmarket favourite.

Craig Davison Biography

Born in Sheffield in 1965, Craig Davison had a typically rough-and-tumble, outdoors ‘60s childhood which has inspired his work ever since. When he wasn’t riding his bike, or playing outside with his friends, Craig enjoyed drawing – art was his favourite subject at school. But it wasn’t until the late 1980s that that passion became a career. Craig landed a job as a cartoonist on comics for preschoolers, drawing characters including The Shoe People, The Wombles, Huxley Pig and Bangers and Mash. It was a baptism of fire that saw his skills improve with the daily discipline of drawing to order, and within a few years, he was working for a video games company as a designer and animator, working on more grown-up characters such as Zorro, The Hulk, The Hurricanes and Johnny Bazookatone. During this period Craig began to sculpt reference figures for 3D animation, and realised he was really good at it. That realisation prompted another step in his career, when he became a freelance sculptor making models for toys and action figures for commercial ranges including Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and Me To You and Enchantica.

Craig Davison Art Journey

In 2007, Craig entered a competition to find an apprentice for another Artmarket favourite, Alexander Millar. He’d never really painted before, but decided to give it a go – and to his huge surprise, finished in the final three of the competition. The rest, as they say, is history – Craig’s imaginative paintings of children at play, inspired by his own carefree childhood, are now among the most popular at the Artmarket Gallery. Featuring all of the best movies such as Batman, James Bond, Kung-Fu stars and many more, you’ll surely find your childhood favourite in his collections. Reminisce on earlier days with the full collection of limited edition prints and original artwork available now at the Artmarket Gallery. “My head is always filled with new ideas all scrambling to get onto canvas first,” says Craig, “Once they’re there I like my paintings to have a slightly naïve, grubby look with lots of energy – which, when I think about it, sums up my childhood.”

Craig Davison Originals

Craig Davison’s original artwork is highly sought after with collectors around the world. Painting on canvas, using oils, the artist brings nostalgic memories to life through his original artwork which are available at the Artmarket Gallery, contact our team to find out more.

Craig Davison Collection

As the premium Craig Davison gallery, we have access to Craig’s limited edition prints, originals and even have earlier artwork by Craig Davison available on the secondary market. With a collector base all around the world, Craig Davison's artwork is extremely high in demand.

Taking inspiration from a variety of artists from many different periods, including Marvel and DC Comics illustrator and creator of 'Hellboy', Mike Mignola, Craig Davison’s love and admiration for pop culture. Movies and comic books can be seen throughout his collections in a truly unique way. Known for his recognisable style, Craig Davion’s artwork has become an Artmarket favourite.