“The majestic poetry of the landscape has always moved me at a very deep emotional level. Gazing upon nature's divine light, harmony of dramatic color, and expressive composition, I am inspired to create designs that allow the viewer to enter into the painting on a visual journey that I hope will lift their spirit to Positivity, as it does mine. This is my mission as a lifelong artist.”
I owe my love of nature to my late father Henry Freeman, who put a fishing pole in my hand at age five. We fished and camped and hiked the streams and lakes of California for over forty years. Thanks Pops.
At age 14 Craig sold his first painting while in high school. He earned his BA and MA degrees in Fine Art, and received numerous awards in both National and International competitions. In 1982 he went on to create the Northwest College of Art and Design in Puget Sound, Washington. For over 25 years Craig traveled the country as a national speaker on creativity, arts education, and living your passion before retiring to focus on painting full time.
His artwork can be found in the homes of collectors throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.
1968, UC Berkeley
1972, BA, East Bay University
1974 MA, San Jose State
1972, 1st place, Cal Expo, Sole Judge Robert Bechtel
1973 One of only 200 artists accepted into Butler Institute of American Art International Exhibit, Sole Judge was the Curator for Whitney Museum of Modern Art
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1982, Northwest College of Art and Design, Tacoma, WA
1985, Northwest Foundation for Fine Art, Poulsbo, WA