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Craig Primrose

Colour In Your Life Craig Primrose

Colour in Your Life featured artist Craig Primrose appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Nine (9)

Born in Auckland New Zealand in 1956, Craig is one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists, known throughout the world for his skilful portraiture, sporting imagery and stunning landscapes.

His skill in portraiture has led him to being commissioned to paint Sir Edmund Hillary, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Mt Everest in 1953 and subsequently was appointed as Sir Edmund’s preferred artist.

With a passion for sport, Craig Primrose has produced many works portraying some of the worlds greatest sports teams and super stars. These include Americas Cup yachting, Formula One motor sport including Ferrari, McLaren and Jaguar, the All Blacks, Colin Meads, the late Sir Peter Blake, Pete Sampras, Andre Aggasi and Jack Nicholas to name but a few.

Craig Primrose has produced artworks representing Manchester United along with several other European football teams and has painted a stunning oil of International Player of the Century – football legend, Pele. After being displayed in the UK, the painting is now returning to be exhibited in New Zealand

Craig Primrose is also well know for his landscapes and has an amazing ability to capture the magnificence of the Southern Alps to the NZ coastline influenced by the changing nature of the weather and atmospheric conditions. One might say his work falls into the realms contemporary realism. Craig only works with oils on teak stretched Belgium linen.

With sell out exhibitions in New York and Silverstone, his works are now found throughout Europe, Australia, Asia and America and through selected galleries in New Zealand with a Private Gallery soon to be opened at The Rees in Queenstown.

You can contact Craig Primrose directly via his website at


Episode: S09E11

Original Air Date: 28th March 2015

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