Craig is a landscape artist based in Blackstone community on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. He was raised at Norseman mission in WA where he met his wife, Janet Forbes who is also an established artist in Blackstone. He moved with Janet to Blackstone in the 80s when her father was establishing the new Papulankutja community. They have 3 children that all live in Blackstone with their own children. He is a family man, always surrounded by his grandchildren when he isn’t busy painting at the art centre.
Craig is a self taught artist who has developed his interest for landscape painting over the years travelling across the Ngaanyatjarra lands and observing country. He is able to paint using only his memory and the stories he has been told as a reference.
Craig’s landscape paintings reveal the beauty of the land that captivates him evident in his sweeping skies and lush flora in the foregrounds. Craig also paints the Wati Kutjarra Tjukurrpa (The Two Goanna Men Dreaming). The Wati Kutjarra dreaming is depicted in the dot-style of painting.
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