Jul
6
2011

July Artist of the Month - HM Craig

My name is HMCraig, and I currently live in the Boston area. My life has taken me to many places, on many adventures in the US and in Europe.

My work focuses on light and color. My subjects are often flowers and glass. Flowers provide me with limitless opportunities to play with form and color. Glass lets me explore reflection and refraction of light.  The large format of my paintings and the closely cropped compositions enable me to have the viewer thrust into something I find small and beautiful. I hope the viewer sees the same beauty as I did.

Additionally, my paintings serve as therapy. I sustained a mild Traumatic Brain Injury in 2009. I was training for a Half-Ironman Triathlon. After the injury, I couldn't run or ride (which I loved doing). So, I focused on painting which has been a good thing. My injury has changed my art in different ways. My colors are more saturated.  My brushwork is looser. I am less inhibited with my subjects.

 I get inspired every day by beautiful things, whether they are large or small. It's good to see something you find beautiful or fascinating every day, it keeps us grounded and in wonder.

 

 

 

 

  With Grace                                                Turquoise Smokey Butterfly

  Peace in My Home - Golden Apples and Parrot        Ready to Begin

  Opportunities                                                          Clementines and Blue

 Lillies and Light

Elation

  With Grace

Comments (22) -

Kat

Great choice for Artist of the Month - gorgeous work!

Meghan Craig

I was so excited to see this! You have always been an amazing artist and I LOVE everything you do!!! Congrats you should be very proud of everything you have accomplished and how strong you are!

Kelly

Your work is absolutely stunning, HM!  You capture light beautifully and your paintings positively glow.  Congratulations on being artist of the month, you deserve it!

HM Craig

Big huge thanks to everyone supporting me in both my artistic endeavors as well as regular day to day goings on.    I really appreciate all of you. When I am in my studio working away, you are all there with me.

I would like to thank Rhonda Gibson for her amazingly kind and generous comments about my art. She's a force to be reckoned with!

G, you make me strong. I love you.


Marlene Craig

Lovely artwork. Do you use watercolor on yupo or acrylic?  I sign my paintings M. Craig.  I have been painting for 30 years.  Live in South New Jersey. Paint alot of local and historic sites , mostly landscapes.  Belong to a plein air painting group here too.  My work can be seen on Ken Curtis Ins. Co. website. scroll past intro to a palette on left and you will see local artists.  

HM Craig

Marlene,
Primarily, I use acrylic on canvas.  I've been working on some smaller oils (the butterfly).

I checked out your paintings, and your landscapes have a very dreamy quality to them!

Andrea Macullar

Very Beautiful Painting. We were in the show together in Marblehead last weekend! I also live in Boston area! I do flowers Too. Best wishes!

HM Craig

Hello neighbor!
Your stained glass flowers are gorgeous!

Patricia Choffrut

Dear HM, I really like looking at your work. I too love to paint glass. Yours has a luminosity I would like to look at further. The orange/blues are stunning. I especially like OPPORTUNITIES.  I also went through an intense illness, breast cancer, which woke me up to the beauties of my life and this world. Thank you for sharing this work and your path to painting. Pat

Linda Phipps

I am totally in awe of your talent. The level of your work is something most of us can only aspire to reach.
Congratulations on being chosen Artist of the Month. I'll look forward to seeing more of your work.

dkself

Your work is amazing!!  I just began painting and have much to learn.  I can only pray that someday I can come close to what you have accomplished!!  Beautiful!!  Thank you for sharing!!!!

Rita Marie

Thanks for sharing your beautiful paintings!  They are very, very warm and inviting - exceptionally pleasing to the spiriit vision.  Glass/reflections are something I have yet to challenge myself with.. Currently do pastel Native American Indian & western portraits.  You are an inspiration to all ~ keep up the great work as well as your wonderful attitude toward life's challenges.  Isn't creating art just wonderful for the spirit!!!  Best wishes and congratulations to you!!  Rita Marie

C shalom

Inspirational!  You certainly deserve Artist of the Month.  

Luz Castillo

Dear HM Craig. I haven`t painted anything in 5 yrs., but seeing your paintings has made me think of going back to this beautiful art. I have seldom painted flowers , but now I will try them as well as glass. I was marvelled at the light and reflection you produce. Congrats. I was more of portrait painting.  Thks for the inspiration. and enlightment.

Angela Schusler

HM,
CONGRATS ON ARTIST OF THE MONTH!!!!!!
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR STORY AND CREATIVE TALENT.
INSPIRATION TO US ALL.....
ANGELA

alex

Very nice, I understand beauty lies in the heart. Thank you for letting me, and all the viewer's, see into yours.

mary Taitt

OOooh, nice, good choice for artist of the month.

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