Craig Goodwin was born in 1972 and resides in Castlefield Locks, Manchester and has been living and working in Manchester since 2004. He’s originally from Edinburgh.
He loves paintings that entice the viewer into wanting to touch the canvas and interact with it and thinks a design should generate some form of link between it and the person standing in front of it.
Craig defines it in a nutshell: “Art with a soul”
He’s intrigued with all aspects of design but is particularly interested in how colour, texture, depth and lighting affect how a person perceives a painting and likes to produce designs that manipulate these factors.
As well as using a variety of media in each work, Craig gives a lot of thought to the effects of lighting and the most appropriate placement of the work in each venue to capture the surface qualities of each piece.
He often uses strong vibrant colours with metallic contrasts which give a glowing depth and multi-tonal effect to the work. The metallic contrasts also increase the feeling of multi-layering as the works shimmer and glow when viewed from different angles and under different lighting conditions.
Some of his more recent series are monochrome which enable him to play with texture and multi-layered tonal contrasts, using fillers and modelling compounds, adding to the overall mood and drama of each piece.
Craig also utilises design snippets taken from his travels in the Middle and Far East, where they make extensive use of metallics in their paintings and design, though themes are taken from everyday life.
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