Philip Craig (Born 1951) is a Canadian artist who was born in Ottawa. He started creating art at an early age as a result of support and encouragement from his parents. Craig also started following art lessons at that tender age. He continued with his love for art all the way to Sheridan College of Art and Design based in Toronto. After his graduation, he traveled back to Ottawa where he got a job with CBC, as the television's traffic designer. In 1975, things started looking up after he submitted his painting to Visual Art exhibition, Ottawa Survey Exhibition #1. It wasn’t his own idea to submit the art, but his artist friends, believing that he had what it takes, urged him on. For the next 10 years or so, he worked in isolation in Newfoundland where his main focus was traditional landscape, still life, and portraits. In 1986, he felt a strong urge to continue painting more, so he moved back to Ottawa together with his family and started painting full time. Painting full time allowed him to refine his subject matter and enhance his painting skills further.
For further inspiration and to learn more about his subjects, Craig traveled to England, France, Morocco, Italy, and India. As a result, he strengthened his palette and a got more in depth understanding of light in paintings. He covers a host of topics, including landscapes, and people. Craig has a powerful way of expressing things like light and dark to provide the most fitting mood for his viewers. When he creates landscape art, he does so in a manner that makes people want to live them, providing calm and refreshing environments. He uses oil as his primary medium. Craig's works have been collected in different parts of the world, including Canada, US, and England.