I met Aaron Craig at a festival some seven years ago and had no idea the kid was an artist. He told cracking tales and had wanderlust in his eye, a likable guy who was always planning an adventure. Since then, he’s lived in various cities around Australia and undertook a sabbatical across the globe, calling Canada home for several years. His travel updates were the sort you longed for.
He’d send amazing photos capturing moments in far-flung cultures and include shots of canvas creations fresh from his backyard. Initial surprise was overcome with anticipation, and I wondered when this backpacker would begin taking art seriously. Years later he’s back in his hometown of Newcastle, Australia, studying design and creating fine art and photography. Aaron was recently featured in Newcastle Regional Art Gallery’s Look See exhibition.