Craig Kosak2013 Artist
2013 Artwork Coming Soon
About the Artist
Craig Kosak is inspired by a lifetime of visits to the national parks in the western United States. A Northwest-based artist, he develops contemporary wildlife paintings that reflect the parks, vistas, and residents. What began as an enchanted encounter with a pair of ravens near Jackson Lake has grown into a body of work devoted to the wildlife of the American West, the land we call home, and our relationship to both.
What artist inspires you? Why?
My primary influence is N.C. Wyeth. His bold compositions, iconic figures, and compelling narrative have provided guidance for my work from the beginning.
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
Most of my work tells a story so, the first step is to develop that story and find a unique perspective from which to tell it. My recent paintings are inspired by myths and legends featuring the wildlife that appear in my work.
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
My new studio! I recently built a new home and studio on five acres of rural forest on Whidbey Island; about half way between Seattle and the San Juans. The custom designed work space combined with the country lifestyle have been the best inspiration ever.