Artist Craig Alan was born in 1971 in San Bernardino, California.
Though he was always drawn to the artistic side of life, Alan's creative luminance did not wholly shine until his family transferred to New Orleans in his youth. It was here that Alan's capacity for detailed visual interpretation took root. In this city by the sea, rich in its culture and outlets for creative expression, Alan began exploring his own ingenious impulses. Alan's earliest experimentation took the form of street portraiture, an endeavor that helped him perfect his flair for replicating the human figure and afforded the budding artist a sense of economic autonomy.
Combining his skills into elaborate textures, hues and compositions, Alan's artwork reveals a technical sophistication as well as an elaborate imagination. Alan's collections run the gamut from abstract expressionism to haunting, graphic realism, each one a reflection of its creator’s unique vision. Alan's prolific career is a culmination of textbook artistic knowledge and keen aesthetic sense, one developed not through intensive schooling but deep within recesses of this artist’s brilliant mind.