It's been a crazy 2016...all good! We are now residing in beautiful Sarasota, Florida. I can't believe it, but it has been a year since I left my studio at The Torpedo Factory Art Center in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. I absolutely loved the art center and my fellow artists. Being a part of such a creative venue has been the experience of a lifetime ... it's irreplaceable.
As most people who are familiar with my work, photographing the Washington, D.C. landscape and our national monuments has played a significant role in my success as an artist. I have been fortunate enough to be represented in a number of important museum and private collections. This success has allowed me the opportunity to photograph in Europe ... specifically Italy and Paris.
We arrived in Sarasota last May with the objective to purchase a home with enough work space for me to continue to pursue my art. We are now living in a lovely home on a beautiful lake, only 10 minutes from the white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.
The good news is that I have been photographing like crazy. Making new images that are 180 degrees from the type of work I had pursued up north. It's so liberating being in a totally new visual environment ... I'm having a ball!
Sarasota is a very friendly arts environment. There are galleries all over town and a vibrant community of painters, photographers, sculptures, print makers and glass artists to name but a few.
Slowly I am becoming involved. For those that are interested in seeing my new work, check out my web site at www.craigsterling.com.
Thanks for everyone's support over the years ... I'm deeply grateful. Stay tuned for the next chapter!