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Artist Michael Craig


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Biography



As a former military aviator and the son of a military aviator, Michael Craig was blessed to have traveled the world, experiencing a vast array of cultures and landscapes. His upbringing and Air Force career have led him to live in ten states and four foreign countries (and in his view, that's a huge bonus). Extensive travels throughout Europe, southwest Asia, and the Far East have instilled a deep affection for other lands and peoples, and provided a mountain of reference photos. All this traveling gets into the blood and it also works its way into his artwork, inspiring many of Mike's paintings.
Mike works primarily in oils and occasionally in pencil, depicting a wide range of subject matter—everything from landscapes, to portraits, to depictions of historical aircraft. He's often inspired to paint scenes that include water, and almost anything that has an element of dramatic natural light. Mike's artistic training comes primarily through books, videos, and a few evening classes and weekend workshops. On occasion, he enjoys being able to teach others about what he's learned. Mike considers the talent he has and the joy he derives from it to be true gifts from God. He says, "We are, after all, created in His image. It seems perfectly natural (and also amazing) that some of God's creative spark would also be part of who we are. A creative impulse, and a degree of "talent" is in all of us, in one form or another. It's a joy to continually explore this gift, and of course, to share it."
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