Kathleen Craig

Kathleen Craig during her exhibition at Cerulean Arts

I drift toward recognizable or almost recognizable imagery, partly because I empathize with people who need words for what they are looking at. Mainly, probably, because I can't help myself. Long ago I wanted to be a fiction writer, because I liked to read novels, but I failed at writing fiction because I couldn't seem to invent anything, or believe in it when I did. No more can I make things up when painting. Everything I paint has to be real, both in terms of physical seeing and in genuineness of my own perceptions, nature, and abilities.
My first paintings were still lifes of cardboard milk cartons. They were easy to draw and quiet enough to save me from having to deal with color, which terrified me. Also it made sense to me to try to bring beauty to boring, everyday objects. I believed I couldn't supply much value added to a rose or a sunset. I took Giorgio Morandi as my model, at first because he, too, painted boring objects in subdued colors.  
Kathleen Craig Resume 

Blackbird, Cupcakes, Goldfinch, oil on canvas, 25" x 30"  Available 

Blocks for Emma. And a Pony
, oil on canvas, 31" x 35"  Available 

Boat, Houses, Rolling Tea Cart, oil on canvas, 31" x 40"  Available 

Dog on Orange Couch, oil on canvas, 22" x 28"  SOLD  

Grappling, oil on canvas, 12" x 6"  Available 

Green Shoes, oil on canvas, 18" x 58"  Available 

Kabuki, oil, 18" x 18"  Available 

Mainly in My Head, oil on canvas, 30" x 40"  Available

Manicure 2, oil on linen, 30" x 36"  Available 

Oasis with Donuts, oil on canvas, 30" x 30"  Available 

Pet Crow, oil on canvas, 28" x 24"  Available 

Purple Floor Still Life, oil on linen, 18" x 14"  Available 

Red Devils Food, oil on linen, 36" x 30"  Available 

Still Life with Crows, oil, 20" x 20"  Available

Summer in Virginia, oil, 12" x 12"  Available 

Turning, oil on canvas, 11" x 17"  Available 

Lemonade and Cupcakes, oil on linen, 28" x 24"  Available 

Flower Arranging, oil on canvas, 20" x 16"  Available 

Turtle Still Life, oil on canvas, 18" x 20"  Available 

Truck with Pink Tires, oil on linen, 12" x 12"  Available 

Can't Resist Fruit, oil on canvas, 30" x 30"  Available 

Cave, oil on canvas, 26" x 20"  Available 

Dog with White Ears, oil on canvas, 13" x 17"  SOLD 

 Fruit on Orange Box, oil on canvas, 24" x 24"  SOLD