After a long career in design, Rod Craig now fully concentrates on painting in his Woodstock studio. Working mainly in water-based media, he produces imagined landscapes based on memories and feelings rather than representational studies.
Blue skies rarely feature in his landscapes, he is more likely drawn to extreme weather conditions, darkness and light, the desolation of cities or the bleakness of winter. Images that leave the viewer with a sense of place defined only by the mood of the piece.
As a musician himself, music is a huge inspiration in Rod’s work “Creating music and painting is precisely the same process, establishing rhythm and tone, harmony, space and highlights. The only difference is the medium, the starting point being either silence or white paper.”
Rod continues to exhibit regularly in the UK and had a solo exhibition in New York in 2012.