Casey Craig’s imaginative mixed media paintings range in color from subtle to vibrant depending in the mood she wants to create. Her stylized renditions of animals, still lives, and trees are rich with textures and patterns. A variety of mixed media including paint, decorative and hand painted torn papers, are used to achieve the effects that make her work distinctive.
Casey has been commissioned by The ASPCA, The Discovery Channel and several national magazines, newspapers and children’s publications. She obtained her BFA from the University of Texas and has won numerous awards and been recognized in shows from coast to coast. Her work is in both public and private collections and has been published and internationally distributed as fine art posters.
After living in Louisiana, California and Florida she has settled in the beautiful hill country of Wimberley Texas. There she enjoys working in her home studio where she lives with her husband, two sons and a rather large and goofy German Shepherd. Dividing her time between painting and family keeps her busy and content.
My paintings evolve from my imagination, so I have the freedom to exaggerate patterns or create new ones where they have never existed. I enjoy playing with color, design and texture and prefer to keep my compositions simple to suggest a sense of peace and serenity. Nature’s patterns and color fascinate me and translating and magnifying these elements into my paintings keeps me inspired. Incorporating found, decorative and hand-painted papers into my work creates unique effects and give me unlimited possibilities for exploring. The resulting images are colorful and stylizes interpretations.
As an optimist, I bring a bright, positive perspective to painting. The subjects I choose show my love of nature and the simple pleasure we all enjoy. Painting is a joyful process for me and I want to share that with the viewer.