Welcome to the art work of Craig McDowall, an artist working in Maryland. Craig is primarily known for colorful contemporary sculpture, but has a portfolio full of figure drawing, printmaking and urban sketches. Craig is currently preparing for a solo exhibit at the Elkton Station Gallery, Cecil College in Elkton, MD next October. Join our list for an INVITATION to the First Friday event on October 6 - there will be an artwork giveaway on opening night.
acrylic and steel
acrylic and steel
Walk, Don’t Walk
acrylic, wood, pliers, wire
Craig McDowall lives in Maryland, but spent most of his life as a Coloradoan. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Art with concentrations in sculpture, drawing, and printmaking. Upon graduation he displayed his first solo art show, Images Within Seeing Distance.
Within two years of graduation, he had his second solo exhibit, Another View. He showed again at the Will Power exhibit. Those two solo shows were in Colorado Springs, where Craig was beginning to grow an audience for his artwork. He exhibited widely in Colorado at juried and invitational exhibits.
Craig and Cathy lived for a spell in Texas, where he attended the San Antonio Art Institute as an artist-in-residence. The next move found them in Olympia, Washington, where Craig quickly got involved in the art community.
In Olympia, he was the finalist for a large outdoor sculpture commission, which unfortunately fell through at the last minute. He exhibited his fourth solo show, Barriers, at the Pierce College Gallery in Tacoma, Washington.
Eventually, they made their way back to Colorado, where he opened Anvil Graphics, a graphic design firm. Graphic design has been a good creative outlet for many years, but it is not the same as making his own artwork.
In 2012, the couple moved to Perryville, Maryland. Craig enjoys sketching, and besides continuing the Unintentional Night Club Series, does quite a lot of urban sketching of street scenes and buildings.
Currently, he is working on a new body of work for a solo exhibit at the Elkton Station Gallery, located at Cecil College, Elkton, MD. The Elemental Forces exhibit will open October 2023 with a First Friday event. The show will explore the topic of climate change through a variety of new abstract work. This website will document some of the new sculptures in progress.
2023 will be an exciting year. Check back occasionally to see how it is going.