Artist and habitual doodler, Craww lives and works just outside of Sheffield, on the edge of the Peak District in the UK .
Surrounded by nature, he finds inspiration in natural forms and the contradictions and ambiguities of life, seeking to portray the beauty to be found, melancholic yet romantic, in the cycle of birth, death, growth and decay.
His work is a stream of consciousness ramble through the woods, uncovering the secret stories and ambiguous connections of his muses who inhabit a world populated with skulls, birds and melancholic girls embraced by flowing lines and natural forms.
Following a career in graphic design, his art is informed by a sense of balance and narrative flow. He enjoys seeing his creations taking on a life of their own as their world is realized with a mixture of elegance, balance and disciplined chaos, using oils, acrylic, graphite, charcoal, ink and whatever else is at hand. Exhibition History:
Electrik Sheep, Newcastle – “Droodlings” solo show – November 2010
CAVE Gallery, LA – “Crooked Comfort” – December 2010
Phone Booth Gallery, LA – “Oh You are Sick” – group show March 2011 London Miles Gallery, London – “Literal Eyes” – group show, June 2011
London Miles Gallery, London – “Guilty Pleasures and Modern Vices” – group show, June 2011
G1988, Los Angeles – “Crazy for Cult 5” – group show, July 2011 Spoke Gallery, San Francisco – with Charmaine Olivia, Handiedan & Tatiana Suarez, Sept. 2011
CAVE Gallery, LA – “Dig For Fire” – Pixies themed group show, curated by Kevin Titzer, Sept. 2011
George Thornton Art, Nottingham – solo show, November 2011 CAVE Gallery, LA – Joint show with Christopher Cuseo and John Park – March 2012
Fine Grime Gallery Bath – The Ballad of Molly Woad group show – May 2012
Spoke Gallery, San Francisco – The Moleskine Project group show, Dec. 2012
CAVE Gallery, LA – Joint show with JoKa & Young Chun – March 2013
Spoke Gallery, San Francisco – joint show with Tatiana Suarez, Oct. 2013
Last Rites Gallery, NYC – “Tarot under Oath” group show, Jan 2014
Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena – “of History and Hope” group show, April 2014
Last Rites Gallery, NYC – “The 13th Hour” group show, Jan 2015
Spoke Gallery, San Francisco – The Moleskine Show group show, April 2015
Antler Gallery, Portland – Joint show with Annie Owens, October 2015 Arch Enemy Gallery, Philadelphia – “The Royals” group show, December 2015
Arch Enemy Gallery, Philadelphia – “The Way We Rust” group show, March 2016
Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo – “Aestheticism” group show. April 2016
Beinart Gallery, Melbourne – “Small Works” group show, September 2016
Arch Enemy Gallery, Philadelphia – “Swallowed by the Jungle” group show, January 2017