The Secret Life of Ravens
Craig Kosak is hard at work reinventing what and how he paints.
He launched his career making paintings inspired by trips to the national parks. These representational works told the stories of the animals of the West, and the mythology that surrounds them: the majesty of the horse, the trickster nature of ravens, and the power of buffalo. Along the way ravens became his personal totem.
After building his studio and relocating to Whidbey Island in 2012, Craig’s focus started to turn inwards. That introspection fueled a dramatic shift in his art, from paintings that tell a story to paintings that share a feeling. A turn from representational art to abstraction.
Such a fundamental turn required learning to paint a new way, to build his tools from scratch, to try new things.
Hard at work for nearly half a year, Craig’s first solo show of this new body of paintings: The Secret Life of Ravens debuts at Brackenwood this June.