Craig Parnaby

Craig Parnaby creates a unique visual iconography of coastal living. His imagery pays homage to the architectural forms and easy-going lifestyle of the urban coastal landscape. Craig's perspective is positive, youthful and essentially humanist in its celebration of life's simple pleasures. Parnaby’s figurative works are developing as sculptural studies of the human form. The poses, shadows and spaces around his figures create a three-dimensional illusion of bodies merging with, and emerging from, the landscape like castles in the sand. Parnaby’s strong sense of colour and form capture everything we love about the beauty of the coastline and the pleasure of being near the water. The tonal variations of umber beach figures in contrast to the turquoise sea and raspberry reds and oranges of bathers’ beach apparel create warmth that glows on the canvas.


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Another Summer Morning by Craig ParnabyAnother Summer Morning
Acrylic On Linen
82 x 142 cm
Beach Composition by Craig ParnabyBeach Composition
Acrylic On Linen
62 x 82 cm
Beach Composition 1 by Craig ParnabyBeach Composition 1
Acrylic On Linen
62 x 82 cm
Beach girl 1 by Craig ParnabyBeach girl 1
Acrylic On Linen
78 x 53 cm
Beach girl 2 by Craig ParnabyBeach girl 2
Acrylic On Linen
78 x 53 cm
Beloved by Craig ParnabyBeloved
Acrylic On Linen
60 x 40 cm
Big Bathers by Craig ParnabyBig Bathers
Acrylic On Linen
120 x 120 cm
Boy with ball by Craig ParnabyBoy with ball
Acrylic On Linen
70 x 60 cm
Evening Swim by Craig ParnabyEvening Swim
Acrylic On Linen
80 x 80 cm
Girl with ball by Craig ParnabyGirl with ball
Acrylic On Linen
60 x 40 cm
Morning north end by Craig ParnabyMorning north end
Acrylic On Linen
250 x 100 cm
Off to Surf by Craig ParnabyOff to Surf
Acrylic On Linen
82 x 103 cm
Sunday Morning Beach Pattern by Craig ParnabySunday Morning Beach Pattern
Acrylic On Linen
60 x 45 cm
Surfers by Craig ParnabySurfers
Acrylic On Linen
79 x 113 cm
Under the afternoon sun by Craig ParnabyUnder the afternoon sun
Acrylic On Linen
80 x 80 cm
Under the sun by Craig ParnabyUnder the sun
Acrylic On Linen
150 x 250 cm
With Dad by Craig ParnabyWith Dad
Acrylic On Linen
60 x 70 cm
A Place in the Sun by Craig ParnabyA Place in the Sun
Acrylic On Linen
80 x 90 cm
Beachside Ride by Craig ParnabyBeachside Ride
Oil on Linen
79 x 153 cm
Doubling Home by Craig ParnabyDoubling Home
Acrylic On Linen
73 x 113 cm
North End Afternoon by Craig ParnabyNorth End Afternoon
Acrylic On Linen
73 x 113 cm