Craig Alan

Craig's extraordinary artistic vision is created with a unique combination of technical skill, creativity and wit. His 'famous faces in a crowd' show icons of the stage and screen recreated in dozens, sometimes hundreds of small and intricately painted exquisite figures. These figures become the fabric with which he weaves highly complex compositions.

Craig was originally inspired by some photographs he had been taking from the sixth-floor balcony of an apartment in Alabama, observing the shifting shapes in the crowds below. In one shot, a group of people appeared to have formed an eye on the screen, and this started his creative wheels turning.

Each distinctive piece is created in black and white with a touch of red on some of the more glamorous faces. In their own way, they reflect Craig's highly recognisable take on life, where it is the small details that work together to create the big picture. A characteristic blend of disparate influences and media is visually apparent in his breathtaking work, and his unique approach demonstrates both technical sophistication and elaborate imagination.