Kathy Craig was born and raised in New Jersey; however settled in Virginia with her husband and three children. On a whim, Craig took a class in drawing. After the first class with her instructor, Stuart Abarbanel, MICA, she was hooked. Craig feels that each painting is a whole new experience. Sometimes she has a close relationship with the paintings and sometimes not so much. Currently she has been focusing on land/seascapes, still lifes, figures and combinations. Her joy comes from setting off with an idea and not knowing where it will end up or returning to a painting and taking it in a new direction. Although Craig does not have a degree in Fine Arts, she has studied with some fabulous teachers along the way. She credits every one of them with giving her the talent she possesses today. She considers herself extremely fortunate to have the time to devote to her art.