About Craig

Craig Austin at his studio in Krowji, Redruth, Cornwall

Craig started his career as a freelance illustrator in the mid 1980’s, after studying Scientific Illustration at Middlesex Uni, London.

His expertise has encompassed a wide range of fields over the years, including; wildlife illustrations for publishing, stylised art for advertising, and hyper-realistic fruit & food paintings for packaging. He worked on many high profile brands for marketing agencies in London.

His preferred field and passion however was in wildlife, and he created work for numerous books, magazines, stamps and scientific journals.

In 2003, Craig opted to have a break from the illustration business, and re-trained to start a new career as a Web Designer, later going on to setup a successful web company.

After 16 years of working in the web industry and running a successful business, Craig left last year to start painting again. Now living in Cornwall and working from his studio in Krowji, Redruth, he is producing a range of new work. See a selection of orginal paintings for sale in the Shop.

If you would like to discuss a commission, or have any other enquiry, then do get in touch.