Log in to post comments Academic Area Drawing and Painting Degree MFA Year Graduated 2011 Social https://www.instagram.com/craighawkinsart/ Website craighawkinsart.com Hawkins works as a professional studio artist and teaches at Valdosta State University as a tenured, full professor of art. Exploring ideas about what we all believe and whether or not it is true, Hawkins’ faith gives momentum to the creation of works exhibited nationally, and internationally. Mason Fine Art of Atlanta, GA represents his work. Hawkins’ work enhances the beauty of the world around us through the expression of a rich and deeply spiritual faith. Mediating on the word of God, Hawkins hones in on elemental truths of the Bible. Of his work Hawkins says, “Definition is central to my work. Both the statement of the exact meaning of a word and the degree of distinctness in the rendering of an image, especially of an image in a drawing or painting. Defining parameters becomes a catalyst for my imagination”. Brilliantly honest, his work moves beyond the confines of the canvas to provoke vivacity, challenging the viewer to see with new eyes. The artist uses paint and charcoal to illustrate and unite the dynamic nature of the world around us with specific scriptural references. Using media as a form of conversation, the canvas becomes an open journal to actively demonstrate the work of his hands. Each mark is wholly significant, a means used to thrust the viewer into a matrix of emotion. Through Hawkins integrity in creation, the viewer moves closer to the truth, feelings, and experiences of the body.