Craig Davison

Pesky Kids! (Scooby Doo) by Craig Davison
Pesky Kids! (Scooby Doo)

Like Zoinks! (Scooby Doo) by Craig Davison
Like Zoinks! (Scooby Doo)

Express Yourself (X Men) by Craig Davison
Express Yourself (X Men)

Justice For All by Craig Davison
Justice For All

Figurative artist, Craig Davison sets his works of art within a childís mind and how a kid envisages the exciting, frenetic world of everyday adventure that constructs around them. Systematically providing a childís eye view as they live out the roles of fantastical, death-defying comic book characters and superheroes, albeit in suburbia, as we all did when of youth. As a viewer, we however are drawn to the superhero or other fictitious characterís shadow which typically stands atop the image and which is symbolic of that childís mind and moreover, how he sees himself. As that central player. Add to that the dimension the childís posture mimicking that of his alter ego, and a very strong aspect of a childís habitual imagination is graphically realised.

Cartoonist, computer games animator, freelance sculptor and now painter, Craig Davison likes to keep reinventing himself within a creative context, make no mistake, but now his stunning works of strictly 2-D figurative art are witnessed by a new audience. Itís as though Davison has successfully morphed all these different genres together yet has maintained a contemporary feeling and look to his pieces, despite the subject matter more often than not being based in a traditional world. An innocent, playful, explorational world without the boundaries we see in a so-called adult utopia.

Davisonís own youth took place in the early 1970s, having been born in Sheffield in 1965; and a time in which superhero imagery was everywhere. Although demonstrating huge potential in art during his school years, on leaving Davison set his sights on becoming a cartoonist, and was actively involved in a number of household name pre-school comic book artwork including The Wombles, The Shoe People, Huxley Pig and Bangers and Mash.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Davison later turned his creative attentions to the rapidly emerging arena of computer games and secured positions shortly afterwards as both an animator and games designer. Whilst at one company, Davison contributed his character concepts and cartoon/storyboard artwork to popular games titles, such as The Hulk, Zorro and The Hurricanes, and compiled an extensive portfolio. A natural development of this was the personal evolution of Davisonís 3-D skill-set, and it wasnít long before he began sculpting models for his own animations.

This education and insight into sculpting gave Davison the courage to set up an a freelance sculptor, and he soon made a name for himself within this creative industry, culminating in being commissioned to undertake sculpting projects for anything and everything. From dragons to action figure toy ranges, Davison was tasked with answering briefs for characters featured in Enchantica, Me to You, Dr Who and Harry Potter

Unfortunately as time passed, the demand for sculpting work diminished and Davison found work harder to come by. However by a stroke of luck he was made aware of a painting competition in which famed fine artist, Alexander Millar would select the winner. The enticing prize being the opportunity to become Millarís apprentice. Although not winning the contest, Davisonís third place finish prompted him to further his new interest in painting, which from that point forward he approached with vigour. That event marked the beginning of the next chapter in Davisonís creative career, and one from which heís never given a backward glance as heís contributed works as a professional artist to galleries ever since.

View All Art Works By Craig Davison

Pesky Kids! (Scooby Doo) by Craig Davison
Pesky Kids! (Scooby Doo)
Like Zoinks! (Scooby Doo) by Craig Davison
Like Zoinks! (Scooby Doo)
Express Yourself (X Men) by Craig Davison
Express Yourself (X Men)
Justice For All by Craig Davison
Justice For All
Heavyweight Clash by Craig Davison
Heavyweight Clash
Grrrl Power by Craig Davison
Grrrl Power
Craig Davison Sonic The Hedgehog Sega Portfolio by Craig Davison
Craig Davison Sonic The Hedgehog Sega Portfolio
Not The Boss Of Me by Craig Davison
Not The Boss Of Me
Eyes On The Prize by Craig Davison
Eyes On The Prize
Born To Run by Craig Davison
Born To Run
Born To Run by Craig Davison
Born To Run
Reach For The Sky by Craig Davison
Reach For The Sky
Original Prankster by Craig Davison
Original Prankster
Timberlyne (Canvas) by Craig Davison
Timberlyne (Canvas)
Timberlyne by Craig Davison
Timberlyne
Swords Of A Thousand Men by Craig Davison
Swords Of A Thousand Men
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat... by Craig Davison
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat...
Curiouser And Coriouser! by Craig Davison
Curiouser And Coriouser!
Its Always Tea Time by Craig Davison
Its Always Tea Time
Who Are You? by Craig Davison
Who Are You?
Turtle Power - Boxed Canvas by Craig Davison
Turtle Power - Boxed Canvas
Turtle Power by Craig Davison
Turtle Power
Never Feed Them After Midnight - Boxed Canvas by Craig Davison
Never Feed Them After Midnight - Boxed Canvas
Whooooooooow! - Box Canvas by Craig Davison
Whooooooooow! - Box Canvas
Guns of the Magnificent Seven - Box Canvas by Craig Davison
Guns of the Magnificent Seven - Box Canvas
The Great (ish) Escape by Craig Davison
The Great (ish) Escape
Days of Wonder by Craig Davison
Days of Wonder
Bat Leap by Craig Davison
Bat Leap
Timberlyne (Paper) by Craig Davison
Timberlyne (Paper)
Swords Of A Thousand Men by Craig Davison
Swords Of A Thousand Men
Avengers Resembled by Craig Davison
Avengers Resembled
Avengers Resembled by Craig Davison
Avengers Resembled