About Artist

Professional ​information

   Craig Werkheiser received his formal education from the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in Lancaster PA, where he placed 2nd in the Senior Class Exhibit for illustration. Craig’s main body of work consists of Acrylic Pet Portraits, but he also enjoys Landscapes and Fantasy Art. He has done several Portraits for Weddings, Portraits of Pets and of Children for their adoring Families.

Craig is presently a Commissioned Freelance Illustrator, and is currently a Bartender at Queen City BBQ

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AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS

Artist Statement
My subject matter is nature and wildlife, whether it is a traditional landscape or a lioness painting. I use traditional materials, pastels and watercolors blended on pastelmat, to captivate my audience. — making markings on paper in just the right value, in just the hue, to bring animals and nature to life.

Winner of 2019 #ArtPopEasternPA

⦁ First Place Winner of The Morning Call’s Masterpiece Series 2007 Lehigh  Valley Landmarks
⦁ Second Place in Allentown’s Art in the Park exhibition

⦁ Apprenticeship under Donato Giancola
⦁ Second Place finish in Pennsylvania Collage of Art and Design Senior Class exhibition

⦁ Second Place finish in VICA Commercial Art Contest
⦁ Award for pen and ink drawing commemorating the Twenty-Fifth  Anniversary of Lehigh County Vocational Technical School 

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© 2018 by Craig R. Werkheiser.