This debut collection ‘We Can Be Heroes’ has an obvious influence from both Craig’s comic strip and his animation days. The inspiration and theme for the paintings however are perhaps the most exciting and appealing part of all. They are paintings painted from the heart featuring some of the happiest times in all of our lives; our childhood.
With the adventurous and scruffy children in the foreground going about their day in their own little world of imagination; pretending to be the cool cowboy, the delectable detectives or the heroic caped crusader. Running around saving lives and saving the day; and all before teatime! With the shadow of their hero painted in the background Craig takes us all back to a place we would all love to revisit – the days where fun and adventure ruled our world and where WE were the heroes.
Craig Davison hails from Sheffield, South Yorkshire and has created art, in one form or another, most of his life. Having initially worked as a cartoonist drawing for pre-school comics he entertained children all over the country with his comic strips featuring a variety of well known characters including The Shoe People, The Wombles, Huxley Pig and Bangers and Mash.
As a natural progression to his comic strips he then worked as an animator and games designer on a portfolio of games including Zorro, The Hulk and The Hurricanes and Johnny Bazookatone; as well as a sculptor creating reference figures for 3D animation, sculpting anything from dragons to teddies and animals to action figures for ranges such as Me To You, Enchantica, Harry Potter and Doctor Who.
In late 2007 he decided to try the more traditional medium of art and put his efforts into painting for the first time. Having entered an art competition on television and finished in the top three Craig realised that this was the medium for him.