Craig Gough

Essentially a painter, usually working in a bold colour palette, where forms derive from the garden in an abstract manner. These lino-cut prints come from earlier ideas, when works were inspired by St Kilda and Sandringham, in his many drawings and paintings produced in the 1980s

Craig Gough is an Australian Artist, who with his partner artist Wendy Stavrianos, operates under the collective title, 'Mt Gaspard Studios', which is located in Central Victoria near Maldon and Castlemaine

Born in Perth, Western Australia in 1938, he had achieved a high degree of success with exhibitions and teaching at the Claremont School of Fine Art, writing art criticism for The Sunday Times newspaper, being a member of the Festival of Perth Art Committee and President of the Contemporary Art Society (W.A. Branch)

He moved to Melbourne to take up a Lectureship in Painting at Caulfield Institute of Technology (now Monash University) in 1974. He was appointed Head of Department in Fine Art and Senior Lecturer in Painting before leaving in 1994 to paint full time

Along the way, he has won many awards and art prizes including the John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, a painted tram, and a studio residency at 'il Paretaio', the Arthur Boyd Studio in Tuscany, Italy

Extensive periods of travel through much of Europe and U.S.A. (especially New York) has given him the opportunity to study art in the world's great museums.

His works are in major public galleries, corporate, institutional and private collections in Australia and overseas.