Brief Biography and Artist Statement
Fredrica Craig was born in Northern Ireland and educated at Belfast College of Art and the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. In the 1970s she lived in Trinidad where she painted and exhibited with some of Trinidad’s foremost painters.
I particularly admire and am influenced by the paintings of Matisse and Cezanne and the American painter Richard Diebenkorn. After experimenting with various mediums, I find that I best express myself in oil on canvas. Painting, for me is a constant search. Although I begin my work with a plan in mind, I am happy to lose the original idea for the sake of the painting. Colour, shape and the balance of the finished work is vital.