Craig Anthony Lomas was born in Queens, New York in September of 1958. From an early age, Craig's love of nature was very apparent. As a young boy working with the local animal shelters, Craig hand-raised orphaned squirrels, birds, and other small creatures from birth, then would release them back into the wild. Craig's love of nature is only equaled by his love of drawing and painting, so it was only natural that the two were combined. Craig paints his wildlife paintings primarily in watercolor and gouache. In his paintings, he wants to convey close-up moments in nature. Often wildlife doesn't allow us this close. The artist's paintings offer you the chance to touch nature and wildlife up close and personal letting the observer see texture and all the beautiful details in nature and to build on their love of nature and wildlife. Craig has won many awards for his wildlife art, and was named artist of the month by the Scottsdale Artist League on three occasions and was just named Artist of the Month at the Mesa Art League. Also is a three-time winner of purchase awards at the Arizona State Fair. Craig is a proud member of the Artists For Conservation Foundation, the Wildlife Artist's Association, and is a juried member of the Arizona Artist's Guild. Craig's paintings are in many private and public collections all across the country. In closing, the artist states, if I have brought the beauty of nature and wildlife into people's lives, and have made you smile, then I feel fulfilled as an artist. Craig currently lives and resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.