Craig Alan was born in 1971 in San Bernardino, California, where his deep artistic talent lay dormant for several years. Upon moving to New Orleans as a child, Craig Alan began working as a street portrait artist, thereby greatly improving on the human figure, as well as earning money for school and supplies. Creative vision came naturally to Craig Alan and he continued to develop technically and conceptually through his own diligent studies.
It was not until his sophomore year at the University of Mobile, Alabama, however, that Craig Alan formally began to train in art. Craig Alan's affinity for the subject was immediately apparent. Craig Alan continued to concentrate in studio arts, earning an area award for academic excellence. The university's most prestigious exhibition, "Art with a Southern Drawl," featured 42 of Craig Alan's pieces, chosen from a field of more than 1,600 submissions.
A minor concentration in theater further diversified Craig Alan's craft, arming him with additional techniques in makeup and set design. This blending of disparate influences and media is visually apparent in all of Craig Alan's works, which demonstrate a broad knowledge and appreciation of the human form as well as the colorful world these beings occupy. Combining his skills into elaborate textures, hues and compositions, Craig Alan's artwork reveals a technical sophistication as well as an elaborate imagination.
Craig Alan's collections run the gamut from abstract expressionism to haunting, graphic realism, each one a reflection of its creator's unique vision. Craig Alan's prolific career is a culmination of textbook artistic knowledge and keen aesthetic sense, one developed not through intensive schooling but deep within recesses of this artist's brilliant mind.
Craig Alan continues to exhibit his artwork across the United States, where he has established himself as a singular voice in the visual arts industry.
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