I'd like to introduce you to an incredibly talented woman and a person I feel lucky to call my friend. Laura Craig is a painter of every day life, but there is nothing ordinary about her work. Laura captures the familiar and transforms it into the inspired. It's the beauty of her realism that draws you into the images she creates. Laura's instagram feed is the journal I always hoped of keeping- snapshots of her daily routine, expressed as a dreamy vignette cast in ink and colored in paint. A watercolor of her daughter's tea party captures the imaginative nature of children at play more than a photograph could ever convey. Her self-taught talent lies in making the every day picturesque and delightful.
I asked Laura if she would be willing to collaborate on a series that focused on sheep and was delighted when she said yes. Laura's portraits of various sheep breeds capture the unique beauty of the animal painted, while her pastoral painting of a spring field dotted with sheep transports you to the hills of Yorkshire on a sunny day. Fanciful and beautifully rendered, Laura's sheep crowned with the flowers of each season are a celebration of nature. I'm happy to share that Laura's watercolors are available as cards or prints.
To help you get to know Laura Craig a little better she graciously allowed me to interview her. Be sure to check out Laura's other work, including her children's book Pea Soup and the Seafood Feast, at www.lauracraigfineart.com. Laura is currently taking commissions, including hand-lettered invitations.