‘My head is always filled with new ideas all scrambling to get onto the canvas first. Once they’re there I like my paintings to have a slightly naïve, grubby look with lots of energy – which, when I think about it, sums up my childhood’.
Craig Davison is inspired by the memories of his summer holiday adventures whilst growing up in Sheffield in the 1970's. However, the first stage of his artistic journey began as a cartoonist drawing the likes of The Shoe People and The Wombles before moving into animation and games design with a major British company.
Working on a wide portfolio of the most known computer games at the time including Zorro, The Hulk and The Hurricanes allowed Craig the platform to sculpt everyday and his sculpting reference figures for 3D animation developed him artistically enough to become a freelance sculptor working alongside international brands including Harry Potter and Doctor Who.
Turning from clay to brush, Craig Davison began seriously painting in 2007. Within a year he was a full time painter, as he remains to this day, working out of his studio in Worcestershire where he still finds time to sculpt, a much loved addition to his portfolio of works.
Also inspired by the comic book artistry of Mike Mignola, the simplistic still characters of Yoshitomo Nara, the energy of Goya and the superb illustrations of N.C Wyeth, Craig is immensely proud to be able to present nostalgia in painted form to collectors all over Europe and the World.