Ken Craig – BD Artist Spotlight

We are always on the lookout for amazing artists who specialize in nature and fishing themed art.  We would like to introduce Ken Craig and his amazing work.  Ken is a USMC veteran, father and husband of 27 years.

Ken Craig

BD:Where do you live?

Ken Craig:I live in Malad City, Idaho.

wahoo sculpture

BD:What form does your art take?

Ken Craig:I only work with steel and acrylic.

BD:What are your other hobbies, and are they related to your artwork?

Ken Craig:My time is spent between my fish work and our wounded veteran reunion program, Patriot Hook and Hunt.  I build my fish full time as a working hobby.  In my spare time, I fundraise and plan events for my Wounded Veterans Reunion Program.

GT sculpture

BD:How did you get started and what was the evolution of your style?

Ken Craig:I used to build custom motorcycles and just by chance I built a fish one day.   I have not built a motorcycle since.

BD:What goals do you have for your artwork, what does the future hold?

Ken Craig:I plan on relocating to Kona, Hawaii to build my art for the tourism and sportfishing industries on the big island.

fish art

BD:Is there a message or theme behind your artwork?

Ken Craig:I just try to recreate a story and memory for my clients using their pictures and descriptions to create steel renditions of their fish.

BD:What or who inspires you?

Ken Craig:I don’t get to fish much, so I live vicariously through my clients and they are my inspiration.

trout art

BD:What has been the hardest project, or what is the hardest aspect of you art?

Ken Craig:The hardest aspect of my work is manipulating the steel.  Many of my pieces have over 200,000 hammer strokes.

roosterfish art

BD:What brings you the most satisfaction or sense of accomplishment?

Ken Craig:When I shoot my clear coat and the colors in a piece start to come to life. It’s not uncommon for me to get emotional.  It’s a great feeling.

marine art

Our thanks to Ken for sharing his amazing talents with us and for his service to our great country!

Check out much more on Ken’s Facebook page.