Craig Pursley biography:
Craig Pursley started early in art, obtaining professional commissions at 14 and was chosen as Nebraska’s Outstanding Young Artist at 17. While in college he worked as a composite artist for several law enforcement agencies including the F.B.I. and continued doing so after becoming an art teacher in Colorado.
After a move to California he began work as an illustrator for a major newspaper and during this time, he also achieved considerable notoriety as a sports artist for the California Angels, Topps Baseball Card Company, and Upper Deck Baseball Card Company.
In 2002, Craig and his wife, Julie, moved to New Hampshire where he paints the beauty of New England. He is a member of the The Portrait Society of America (who chose his portfolio as one of the top five in 2015) and Oil Painters of America (where he recently won an Award of Merit in a national competition).
His work has been featured in American Art Collector, Southwest Art and magazines and can be seen in The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, The Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and in private collections from coast to coast and in Europe. He has won many national awards including two Best of Shows in 2015 and the 2019 Fine Art Connoisseur Award at the Scottsdale Artists’ School “Best & Brightest” show and sale. Recently, he was chosen by New Hampshire Magazine as “Best White Mountain Artist” and he has two portraits on permanent display in the state house in Concord, New Hampshire.
Available landscape paintings:
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“Ice, Snow, Sun And Fog”
Oil 11″ x 14″
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Oil 14″ x 11″
See additional information about “Buckaroo”.
Oil 8″ x 10″
See additional information about “Jason”.
Oil 8″ x 8″
See additional information about “Sky Chief”.
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2019 Scottsdale Artists School Best & Brightest Show – Fine Art Connoisseur Award
2018 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Show – Finalist
2018 PaintingCompetition.org Competition – Winner
2018 Oil Painters of America Salon Show – Award of Merit
2018 Scottsdale Artists School Best & Brightest Show – First Place in Oils
2017 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Best of America Show – Award of Excellence
2017 Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition – Finalist
2016 Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition – Finalist
2015 Portrait Scoeity of America Memebers Only Competition – Finalist
2015 Greeley National Art Competition – Best of Show
2015 Portrait Society of America Portfolio Competition – Top Five
2015 International Artist Magazine Lakes, Rivers and Streams Competition – Grand Prize
2014 (Dec) BoldBrush Competition – Finalist
2014 Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition – Finalist
2014 Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence Competition – Finalist
2013 (April) BoldBrush Competition – Finalist
2012 Oil Painters of America Fall Online Showcase – Second Place
2012 Portrait Society of America Portfolio Competition – Top Five
2011 International Artist Magazine Portrait and Figure Competition – Finalist
2011 International Artist Magazine Lakes, Rivers and Streams Competition – Finalist
“Entering The Cathedral”
Oil 15″ x 30″
“Zoroaster Temple – Grand Canyon”
Oil 18″ x 24″
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