Craig P. Fairburn has been painting since 1988. He made the transition from jewelry and engraving to impressionistic themes of jazz and blues in oils. From 1989-92 he lived in New Orleans where the city and club life in general was a rich influence on him.
Meeting local musicians like Charles Neville, Dr. John, Danny Barker and brass band people like Eddie Beaux etc. led him to many others; a great gumbo of mysterious sounds and colors, all this influenced his growing creativity, which he draws from today. When returning to California he showed in rental galleries in L.A. and coffee shops in San Francisco. His cane carving evolved from meeting two of the Neville brothers and a foot injury he sustained at a warehouse in San Francisco in the late nineties. The art studio is a much safer place.