Craig grew up in Vancouver and always had a great interest in art. He
studied drawing and painting throughout his educational years, as well as
some post-secondary studies and, while his passion for art was ever-present,
he ended up taking a different path that led him into a career in Sales and
Although he worked in the corporate world for many years, he always kept a
hand in something related to his artistic interests; whether it was carving
with wood or stone, or painting and drawing. He studied classes whenever
possible and in 2007 he took a metal sculpture workshop through Emily Carr
University and instantly became hooked. While he’d always been interested in
sculpture, metal sculpture became a passion, and led to commissioned work.
In 2012 he made the decision to leave the corporate world behind and start
exploring the world of becoming a full-time artist; a desire he has had
since childhood. A little while later he was able to open up a small studio
workshop that is situated on a beautiful 17-acre working orchard in
Summerland BC, which is perfect because, working with metal can be very
His latest endeavors are an etched metal medium, made with aircraft grade
aluminum and are meant mostly to be reflections of the inspiration he
gathers from the closeness he feels to the things he observes in the nature
that now surrounds him. “My intention is not to compete with the beauty of
nature by trying to duplicate it, but rather, try to emulate it, as best I
can, in a medium that is somewhat contrary to it’s very essence”.
Craig, his wife Jeanie, and their dog Huckleberry currently split their time
between Summerland and Vancouver.