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.
BD:Where do you live?
Ken Craig:I live in Malad City, Idaho.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.