Craig enjoys painting landscapes and seascapes En Plein Air when possible when not he's in his studio painting from his personal photo references. He gets most of his inspiration from the local countryside around him. Whether it's a dull moody day or the early sun casting long shadows he never fails to find something to inspire him to paint it. Craig also enjoys figure painting from life and often he'll include this to his paintings to add narrative.
Craig is also a keen portrait painter and although he would be the first to admit they can be rather challenging at times they are also equally rewarding. He paints predominantly using oils, but when faced with a short posed figure study from life he prefers the speed that watercolours offer.
Craig's style for painting in oils is wet on wet as he likes to work quickly, often finishing a piece in just one sitting. Craig says that he prefers to work this way because "I'm quite impatient and can lose interest quickly plus I love the loose spontaneity that working wet on wet can create."
Inspiration is found through other artists' works, in particular from two old masters, John Singer Sargent and Rembrandt. He also enjoys works from modern international artists such as John Crump, Morgan Weistling, and Daniel Gerhartz.