An illustrator based in New York, Craig Maher has done work such clients as Alderac Entertainment, Hidden City Games and many more. He works with traditional oils, and from his site says he uses very little mediums, so it’s all wet on wet paint here. The thing I found most interesting is that he went to the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Art. I have always been interested about the school so it’s nice to see an artist come from there.
A lot of his work is of course made for the various clients that hire him, but the piece shown here looked to me like a more personal one. I really dig the whole feel and layout of it. I could easily see this painting shown alongside such artists as Kris Lewis, Chris Peters, Carrie Anne Baade and even James Jean. I also added the intitial drawing for the painting, I absolutely love how he draws and paints faces two different ways.