Artist Craig Smith Dow
The artist surrounded by canvases in his Somerville NB studio which will be open to the public Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015.
Craig Smith Dow is a self-taught artist who began his professional career in commercial photography after graduation from the journalism program at the New Brunswick Community College in Woodstock. He travelled extensively throughout Canada with the Katimavik volunteer program and then on to the USA independently (“I skipped large cities and Interstates,” he notes) before settling, for a time, in Toronto and then returning to New Brunswick. (Want more information? He has a biographical video online.)
His lino-cut prints (shown here on the left with the plate at right) can be purchased at the new Creek Village Gallery and Café in downtown Woodstock while his paintings can be seen at his Somerville NB workshop as part of the Art in the Valley Studio Tour, June 6 and 7, 2015.
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about the probable evolution of this piece.
Part of my attraction to painting is being able to work larger-scale and to be able to express things that I couldn't with photography.