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 


Fall in Louisa, mixed media collage, 11" x 14"  Available 


Furniture with Beeches, mixed media collage, 15" x 13"  Available


Good Mood Wetland, mixed media collage, 12" x 16"  Available


Green Cow, mixed media collage, 11" x 14"  Available


Native Plants, mixed media collage, 11" x 14"  Available


Original, mixed media collage, 10" x 8"  Available


Pears, mixed media collage, 8" x 9"  SOLD 


Peonies in a Bucket, mixed media collage, 12" x 9"  Available


Pink House in a Storm, mixed media collage, 14" x 12"  Available


Rest, mixed media collage, 11" x 14"  Available


Seascape with Whale, mixed media collage, 8" x 12"  Available 


Still Life with Ape, mixed media collage, 12" x 16"  Available


The Swimming Pool, mixed media collage, 18" x 12"  Available


Vikings!, mixed media collage, 10" x 8"  Available


Farm House with Trees, mixed media collage, 6" x 10"  Available

Kathleen Craig's previous solo exhibition was held February 10 - March 7, 2021.  A selection of her past works is currently available at the gallery as indicated below.  For inquiries on all other works show, please Contact Us


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"  


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


Grappling, oil on canvas, 12" x 6" 


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


Kabuki, oil, 18" x 18"  Available 


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


Manicure 2, oil on linen, 30" x 36" 


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


Pet Crow, oil on canvas, 28" x 24" 


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


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


Summer in Virginia, oil, 12" x 12" 


Turning, oil on canvas, 11" x 17"  


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"  

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

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

Cave, oil on canvas, 26" x 20"  


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


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