Piece description from the artist
Portland’s waterfront fountain has always been a summer draw for families. My camera is always in hand and I managed to catch these kids in full joy while breaking for lunch. I mocked up the image on my computer and feeling inspired by Seurat, I chose to pointillize this piece on canvas. I used acrylics, a pencil eraser, and a sponge. I hope the viewer can feel the joy these kids were having at the moment.
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.