Jason Craighead Signs with Anne Irwin Fine Art in Atlanta

Dec. 7, 2006 – December 7, 2006 (RALEIGH, NC) – Abstract expressionist Jason Craighead of Raleigh is now represented by Anne Irwin Fine Art gallery, which Museums & Galleries calls “one of the hot art spots in Atlanta.”

Craighead recently terminated his representation at Glance Gallery in downtown Raleigh, which he helped found with owner Bob Doster, and signed with Irwin to increase his exposure in the Atlanta market.

Gallery owner Anne Irwin contact Craighead after his work was featured in the fall edition of Art Galleries & Artists of the South.

Located in Atlanta’s trendy Buckhead business district, Anne Irwin Fine Art is now showing nine of Craighead’s recent works, which range in size from 34″x34″ to 72″x54″. They can be viewed on the web at www.anneirwinfineart.com/Craighead.htm.

Craighead, who is considered one of the leading abstract expressionists in the Southeast, describes his work as a “purely intuitive process as I’m acting and responding to what appears on the canvas. Each step leads to another. There’s an on-going dialogue – or argument – between my work and me. It’s very improvisational and very physical. My focus is the process itself.”

The nine paintings at Anne Irwin Fine Art continue the artist’s current affinity for layering acrylic paint, pencil, pastel, and graphite to create spontaneous abstract compositions, with a base layer of long drips providing depth and direction.

Jason Craighead has exhibited his work throughout the Southeastern United States in many group and solo exhibitions, and has received numerous awards. His strong patron base includes both large corporations and private collectors, including former U.S. Senator John Edwards.

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