After growing up in St. Louis MO, Craig moved to Bethlehem, PA, then Fort Collins, Durango, Ignacio and then Telluride, CO. He taught art to middle and high school students for 20 years until he quit academic teaching last year. He recently opened The Drop Boardshop and Printlab in the Winter of 2018, as a response to 10 successful Summers running Telluride Skate Camp, the lack of a skate/snowboard shop and youth/community center in the region, and a strong urge to spread the love deeper and wider. He now teaches art and skateboarding at The Drop, tries his best to be a good husband and father, and works hard to become a better artist/snowboarder/skater/person every day.
Craig draws what he sees, which is heavily affected by how he feels. He loves to work with, but is scared of, color, because there is already so much to learn and do in black and white. He loves Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Kathe Kollwitz, Claude Monet, and Alphonse Mucha, as well as anyone who makes moving, honest art. Craig strongly believes that art will save the world… someday…maybe.
Your greatest extravagance?
Good things happen to good people
Hunter or gatherer?
Hunt to gather
Game show host voice
Drawing beautiful things creepy
5-Year olds who drop-in pool coping
Where would you most like to live?
Right here. Right now.
Ski or snowboard?
Playing a game of pingpong in front of the crowd as the co-keynote speaker at THS graduation. Designing and leading HS students on Experiential Education Expeditions to Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, and Austria.
Winter or summer?
Winter. Until the snow melts. Then Summer.
Standing on top of Kant Mak m with a foot of fresh snow…oh wait, that just happened!
Current state of mind?