Born in Sheffield in 1965, Craig Davidson drew even from a very early age, excelling at Art in school but not pursuing it further afterwards. Managing to get a job as a cartoonist, Davidson drew for a variety of pre-school comics including The Wombles, Bangers & Mash, Huxley Pig and The Shoe People.
After a few years Davidson moved on and began working for a computer games company as an
Animator as Games Designer. While working there he amassed a large portfolio of games he worked on including The Hulk, Zorro and The Hurricanes as well as the concept and characters for the game Johnny Bazookatone.
Developing his 3D skills further, Davidson began sculpting models for his animation and
developed a love for standalone sculpting, leading to becoming a Freelance Sculptor,
sculpting everything from dragons to action figures for toy ranges such as Harry Potter,
Me To You, Doctor Who and Enchantica.
More years passed by and sculpting work became increasingly harder to find and in a quick rush painted a piece for a contest in which the famous fine artist Alexander Millar would select the winner as his apprentice. Surprisingly, Davidson finished in the top three and from the encouragement of his near-victory began painting with a passion. Davidson has been painting as a professional artist for galleries ever since.
The works of Davidson are set within a child's mind, the children in the images take on the forms of famous fictional characters and stereotypes. The character's shadow standing atop the image to depict the child's mind as the child takes on the character's posture and attitude below. The paintings capture a distinctive style of painting, helping to reveal an aspect of the imagination that can only be seen through art.