End of 40th Birthday 5.5 hour skateboarding session. 2013 photo by Krizman.
Craig is currently in the process of rebuilding his websites and restructuring the creative brands that have been maintained for several years now. Due to hacker espionage the sites Artberserk.com and Ideaghost.com have been wiped of all content.
Over a year ago Craig and his wife lost their beautiful mountain home to the High Park Fire in Northern Colorado. This was Craig's work base for all things creative and sustenance oriented. Needless to say the art archive, personal art collection, all art making materials and so much more went up in smoke. This event drastically changed the Anderson's reality, and to this day everything still seems different. They are so fortunate to be moving forward with their lives and have had a lot of help and support in doing so from friends and family.
(PS: if you are an artist please check your insurance policies to make sure you are covered appropriately for what you have in and around your home...the Anderson's were adequately protected and it made all the difference in helping to recover from such a catastrophic loss)
This website contains many images of Craig's artwork that burned in the fire and basically everything you see contained on these pages no longer exists except for the JPEG representing it. (There are a few exceptions.) So as you can imagine his artistic life has had to be started over from scratch.
At the current time Craig is not making paintings. His artistic sensibilities and monetary investment requirements have shown that spending time, energy, and space making paintings that sit around in a home is not a prudent decision for the "regrowth" of his creative being. So the new artistic path has been to start a skateboard company called www.chaliceskates.com.
Already his interactions with people who are interested in skateboarding overshadow all previous attempts at engaging the public with paintings and visual art. People see a skateboard as a tangible and necessary item while its low cost makes a board much more accessible than most art pieces. There is also the added bonus of keeping art alive and well by designing the graphics and using screen printing as the vehicle to make the boards unique. Plus, Skateboarding is just so much fun!
Thanks for taking the time to catch up with what is going on in Craig's creative world. Be well and enjoy the day!
Frontside slappy 2013
photo by Craig
Craig is available for artist visitations, presentations, instruction, critiques, and custom projects...