Daisy Craddock

Daisy Craddock (b1949, Memphis,TN) received a BA in Fine Arts from Rhodes College and an MFA in painting from the University of Georgia. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States. Recent one person shows Include Summer Produce, July, 2017, Garvey Simon Gallery, NYC and A View of One’s Own, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY. An installation of Daisy’s large scale landscape paintings from the 1980’s is currently on view at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, GA, July 23 – October 15, 2018.
Daisy’s work has been reviewed in Art in America, The New York Times, Art in America, Hyperallergic, Art and Antiques, American Artist, and Arts Magazine, among others. Her artworks in public collections include The Anderson Museum, The Georgia Museum of Art, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Milwaukee Museum of Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Roswell Museum, Rubin Museum of Art, and the Weatherspoon Museum.
Daisy is the recipient of a Roswell Artist in Residency and a 2002 New York Foundation for the Arts, New York Recovery Grant. The artist lives and works in New York City and upstate New York.
To learn more, view a catalog of her work here.
Crosby Street Fragments: Hudson Afternoon in Nine Parts, 2013-2017, oil on linen, 8 x 8 inches each section.
Cantaloupe, 2018, oil pastel on paper, 15 x 28 inches
Study for Avocado in progress, 6 x 6 inches each image, oil pastel on paper, 2018

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  1. […] Daisy Craddock spoke to us from her studio on Bleaker Street in the West Village. At any given moment she is going in two directions. For her works on paper she is working on avocados and cantaloupes, summer fruits. Craddock says that to create her cantaloupes involves myriad layers. For the avocados she captures the oily, smooth quality of the fruit. This project, titled Fruit Diptychs, involves abstract renderings of the fruits. They fill the page with their essence rather than sit on display as still life. Craddock also works in conservation, a process that informs how she looks at a painting in an up-close, personal way. This goes a long way to explaining her diptychs which are the epitome of up-close and personal. […]

  2. […] Daisy Craddock spoke to us from her studio on Bleaker Street in the West Village. At any given moment she is going in two directions. For her works on paper she is working on avocados and cantaloupes, summer fruits. Craddock says that to create her cantaloupes involves myriad layers. For the avocados she captures the oily, smooth quality of the fruit. This project, titled Fruit Diptychs, involves abstract renderings of the fruits. They fill the page with their essence rather than sit on display as still life. Craddock also works in conservation, a process that informs how she looks at a painting in an up-close, personal way. This goes a long way to explaining her diptychs which are the epitome of up-close and personal. […]