Welcome to the art work of Craig McDowall, an artist working in Maryland. McDowall is primarily known for colorful contemporary sculpture, but has a portfolio full of figure drawing, printmaking and urban sketches. In October 2023, Craig McDowall exhibited Elemental Forces,  a solo exhibit at the Elkton Station Gallery, Cecil College in Elkton, MD. 

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Elemental Forces - gallery tour

Elemental Forces - artwork

      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. You can view Craig’s legacy work beginning with Solidarity (or use the menu navigation).

      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.

       In October 2023, McDowall presented a new body of work including sculptures and drawings in the solo exhibit   Elemental Forces, at the Elkton Station Gallery, located at Cecil College, Elkton, MD. Take a tour of the gallery and see the new pieces created just for this exhibit.