Craig Austin - Illustrator & ArtistABOUT CRAIG

Painting a wide range of wildlife and coastal themed art, Craig enjoys capturing his chosen subjects in high detail. Originally trained as a Scientific Illustrator, he now uses his skills to paint with meticulous care in acrylics, creating colourful and realistic paintings.

See a selection of original paintings for sale in the Shop.

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CAREER SUMMARY

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, starting a new career as a Web Designer, and later going on to setup a successful web design & marketing company.

After 18 years of working in the web industry, he retired from the business 2 years ago to start painting again. Now living in St Ives, Cornwall and working from his studio in Krowji, Redruth, Craig is producing a range of new work.