Piece description from the artist
I met Bowie in an old record store my brother worked at in '73 (Sunset Records). He was in his Ziggy makeup on the front display…and I thought he was the weirdest, most curious dude I ever saw. And then my brother played "Aladdin Sane" over the loud speakers. My first taste of anything but disco or K-Lite. That was a turning point for my taste in music. I have so many more experiences with Bowie's songs that transport me back to personally impactful times during the 70's and 80's. The day he died was an explosion for me. I had to paint him for whatever reason…to help my mourning. Painting #2.
Craig Spencer is based in Portland, Oregon, and most often works with his head on his pillow, staring at the ceiling, during the sleepless hours of 1 – 4 a.m.
Not unlike doctors and lawyers who refer to their work as a practice, Craig has been “practicing” art and other creative pursuits for over thirty years and loving every stroke along the way. Much to the disappointment of his parents, who wish he had pursued a profession that involved earning initials at the end of his name, he – with his B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Oregon – lives, eats and bleeds communication in visual form.
Creative Director by day, fine artist by night, he understands that he will forever be studying the craft in all its forms. His media begins with digital and is then applied to paper/canvas. After many years, Craig ..still failing…and failing…and…eventually learning.
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