Natural Formations

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Natural Formations Natural Formations is a large, abstract landscape acrylic painting inspired by the works of Georgia O’Keeffe. Craig painted from imagination, creating a natural habitat of mountains, water and fresh air. The blue and gray mountains provide depth and also provide cool colors that balance the prominent, warm, red-orange mountains. Anchored by a body of turquoise water, the mountain …

Strength & Optimism

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Strength and Optimism Strength and Optimism is an acrylic painting of The Monument to Joe Louis. The monument is a 24-foot long metal arm and fist of the late world-champion heavyweight boxer Joe Louis. Craig created this painting to instill hope in the future of Detroit, Michigan, the city nearest to Craig’s hometown and where this monument stands. The fist, flanked …

Tropical Dream

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Tropical Dream is a large acrylic painting on three canvas panels. The piece is inspired by Craig’s time in Oahu, Hawaii. About 20 years ago, Craig worked for three summers as a laborer for a small construction company on Oahu. During that time, he immersed himself in Hawaiian culture and forged lasting bonds with local Hawaiians. The painting’s flowers, blue …

The Boat Launch

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The Boat Launch is an acrylic painting that honors children who have experienced the death of a loved-one. The painting was inspired by a boat-launch ceremony that Craig attended while volunteering at a youth grief camp in the spring of 2015. Each camper decorated and launched a small boat in a river in honor of their deceased relative. Craig was …