We had the good fortune of connecting with Craig Carter and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Craig, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
What makes me happy is creating artwork that inspires people . Especially with the difficult times that we’re going through I think art can take their minds off of the negativity. I tend to use vibrant colors in my pieces which makes people feel happy.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My style is a combination of different cultural and musical influences. I tend to paint and sketch references that gets my attention especially facial expressions. Getting where I am today took a lot of believing and consistent practicing on my craft. Even though when I first started out as an artist I was turned down from different exhibits & shows in shows in my city I didn’t let that stop me from achieving my dreams. I’ve exhibited my works nationally and internationally Don’t give up on your dreams , continue to push forward.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
It’s a lot of great places in the city but my favorite area is Midtown Houston , there’re so many great places to eat and relax. Some of my favorite restaurants are Peli Peli (South African cuisine) , Mia Bella Trattoria (Italian cuisine) , yes I’m a foodie lol. There are always events and live concerts in the city.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shoutout to all the artists and creatives, to all the people who told me keep on pushing with my dreams.

Website: Craigctheartist.carbonmade.com
Instagram: Craigctheartist
Facebook: Craigc-tha Artist