Craig Alan’s creative luminance did not wholly shine until his family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. There, Craig’s capacity for detailed visual interpretation took root. In this city by the sea, rich in its culture and outlets for creative expression, Craig began exploring his own ingenious impulses.
Craig’s earliest experimentation took the form of street portraiture, an endeavor that helped him perfect his flair for replicating the human figure and afforded the budding artist a sense of economic autonomy. The money he earned went towards his schooling and art supplies. He continued to develop technically and conceptually through his own diligent studies and formal art education at the University of Mobile, Alabama. Craig’s enthusiasm for the arts immediately thrust him into the scholastic limelight. With a focus on studio arts, Craig earned an award for academic excellence. The university’s most prestigious exhibition, “Art with a Southern Drawl”, featured 42 of Craig’s pieces, chosen from a field of 1,600 submissions.
Combining his skills into elaborate textures, hues, and compositions, Craig’s artwork reveals a technical sophistication as well as an elaborate imagination. Craig’s collections run the gamut from abstract expressionism to haunting, graphic realism, each one a reflection of its creator’s unique vision.