Craig Parnaby is a celebrated Australian artist that creates unique urban coastal landscapes with calming simplicity. Born in country New South Wales, Craig is known for his imagery that pays homage to the Australian coastal lifestyle with playful, architectural human forms.
Parnaby’s perspective is joyous, youthful, and essentially humanist in its celebration of life’s simple pleasures. The poses, shadows and spaces around his figures create a three-dimensional illusion of bodies merging with and from the landscape like castles in the sand.
Parnaby’s strong sense of colour and form capture everything we love about the beauty of the Australian coastline and the pleasure of being near the water. His tonal variations of umber beach figures in contrast to the turquoise sea and bathers’ beach apparel create a sense of warmth that glows on the canvas.
An accomplished artist, Craig has had many sell out solo exhibitions and numerous group shows in Australia and internationally.