Dr Sues – for his sense of fun and a philosophy that even children can use and understand to help themselves.
Salvador Dali – again for his sense of fun and having the courage to challenge himself and the society to think differently.
Michael Angelo – for the sheer uplifting spiritual excellence of his work.
One of my main purposes would be to de-stimulate rather than re-stimulate, more simply I like the idea of making people feel happier, more positive and creative in their own lives through the use of colour and aesthetics.
I think there is nothing more interesting than a human being and thats why I paint them.
Born in Hertfordshire, England in 1964
I was introduced to the world of art originally through my training as a Chef in 80s London.
At that time I was living in Mayfair right in the middle of all the action.
I was fortunate enough to have been trained under Louis Outhier who was a key contributor to nouvelle cuisine which used the plate as a canvas for food.
Here is where I learnt discipline, hard work, the importance of preparation and a flare for the original and for colour.
Working at this level placed me in close contact with many high profile people including: all the attendees of the Rock and Pop awards as well as Royalty, politicians and actors.
Today I am based in Melbourne Australia. When I began painting years ago all I was really doing was experimenting with colour. My original idea was to find some sort of style or colour combinations that was uniquely mine. I soon discovered that I would never stop experimenting since that in itself is the real joy of painting for me.
Thank you for your support. Craig.