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CONTACT

Please contact Craig via phone, email, or the contact button.
503-235-6878 holmes.painter@gmail.com

BIO

Craig S. Holmes, a Portland, Oregon artist, explores the abstraction that springs from architecture. Overlaying diverse images to discover new possibilities. Painting and architecture as subject.

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You create
this puzzle.
Ambiguous.
Overwhelming,
nearly.

But you go on.
To find the end.
To solve the
puzzle.

The art is
how to end.

The solution
to be read,
and re-read
to be explored
as I did.

To be surprised
as I am.

 

OBJECTIVE

To create fine-art quality drawings for architecture, advertising and display. 

EXPERIENCE

Freelance
Architectural illustration, Art for advertising, Site specific commissions, Fine art for exhibition
1980 to present

Illustrator/Co-founder
Eastside Illustration & Design, Portland, Oregon
1986-1994

Illustrator/Founding Member
Artfarm Illustration Studio, Portland, Oregon
1981-1986

Graphic Designer/Production Artist
Knapp Printing Company, Salem, Oregon
1970-1977

Graphic Designer/Production Artist/Sign Painter
SEE Graphics, Salem, Oregon
1970

EDUCATION

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
Bachelor of Arts in Illustration,
Acknowledgements: Graduated with Honors; Scholarship student; Award of Merit, New York Society of Illustrators
1980

Oregon College of Education, Monmouth, Oregon
Liberal Arts Major: Fine Arts/Pottery,
1970