Emebet Korn’s renowned Desta Gallery continues to showcase gorgeous art at 100 Throckmorton Avenue, but the creative curator has much more to give, and continues to think big, 

In November, Korn expands on her new art curatorial program at the venerable Depot Café and Bookstore with “A Visual Odyssey of Marin,” an exhibition of paintings by Bryn Craig at The Depot, on view through December 27. Join the Depot for the opening reception on Tuesday, November 7, from 5:30-7pm at The Depot, 87 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, during the Mill Valley artwalk. 

Craig’s paintings skillfully capture the breathtaking natural beauty of Marin County. Through his artful composition, meticulous attention to detail, and keen aesthetic sensibility, he reminds us of the extraordinary region we are fortunate to call home.
Born in 1931 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Bryn Craig graduated from the Philadelphia Museum College of Art and attended the Art Students League of New York. After two years as an instructor in the Army Corps of Engineers map-making school at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Craig became an art director for several advertising agencies in Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Since art school, he has been painting and showing in galleries, then, at age 58, he left the ad business to paint full-time. He has always been a plein air painter, but more and more, he works in oils in his studio. Sometimes, using watercolor and, or photos for reference.
Although his work is representational, Craig is not a photo realist. He says, “I look for the poetry in even the most ordinary subjects, not just the surface appearance. I hope to stimulate that same response in the viewer”. His subjects range from the surf crashing wildly on a rocky coastline in northern California to a quiet corner in a city at night, to a rural landscape, and even the occasional portrait.
Craig uses traditional techniques and materials. His influences are many and varied, from Fairfield Porter to John Singer Sargent, but he is most identified with Edward Hopper. Influenced by, but very much true to his own style and outlook.
Craig has been actively participating in solo and group exhibitions nationally for numerous years, and he is a recipient of several awards and honors for his work.
Bryn Craig has been a resident of Marin since 1978.


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