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Craig Jefferson

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–   1983 Born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland

–   2002 Leith School of Art, Foundation Course

–   2003-6 Edinburgh College of Art, BA Hons Drawing and Painting

–   2011 Leith School of Art, Drawing Course

–   2015 moved from Edinburgh to Bangor, Northern Ireland

–   2016 elected member of NEAC



Society Memberships 

New English Art Club


 Scholarships, Awards, Prizes

2003         Winner of the Leith School of Art Painting Prize

2011          Winner of the Leith School of Art Drawing Prize

2012          Winner of the RGI City of Glasgow Art Prize


Craig approaches his subject matter by careful observation and depiction of form to develop an understanding and personal connection with what he sees. He then moves from an observational response to an intuitive one seeking to get beyond the ‘presented appearance’, as Bomberg puts it, to the ‘other side’ of the subject. Craig allows his imagination to speak and inevitably abstract relationships develop within the work resulting in paintings and drawings of an ambiguous form that occupy the space between realism and abstraction




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