I am an artist who wears many hats, some of which include; sand sculpture, ice, snow and wood carving, painting as well as professional photography for over twenty five years.
Originally an illustrator and Graphic Designer from Edmonton Journal in Alberta, I changed my career goals and set out to the West Coast in search of broader horizons. From there I worked in the cruise ship industry for fifteen years as a lab manager/photographer/artist. I now reside in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Ten years later, there was an itch to get back to my artistic side and joined mutual friends in various sand sculpting events in the Vancouver area. This led to competitions and soon to international events around the world, hence producing private works for large shopping malls and special event productions worldwide.
Sand is not the only medium I have mastered – snow and ice have been just as rewarding. In 2008, I participated in a three city, six week ice sculpture festival in Europe. In 2010, I had worked within the 2010 Winter Olympiad in Whistler. In 2012, I was the artistic director for the largest ice and snow project in Whistler BC – a private three hour party, taking five weeks to complete.
In the past twenty years, I have traveled extensively in Europe, Middle East and the USA, participating in competitions and corporate events. My most recent assignments were in the Middle East and the Mediterranean for sand sculpture, photography and creative design.
It is the travel and new mediums that inspire my passion as an artist -the institution of sculptors around the world is invaluable.
I am also an airbrush artist and body painter; working with event companies, designing cruise posters and various assignments for a cruise company in NYC – Transocean Photos Inc. Other artistic endeavors include prop design and local wood carving (Megamind).
I am committed to achieving and maintaining the highest level of excellence within a team environment taking basic concepts right through to the finished project..
To see more of my work, go to CraigMutchCreations.Com and SandSculptureCanada.Ca
Clients; Metrotown Mall, Commodore Ballroom, White Rock Tourism, WSSA in Holland, Sand Artist.Com, Sweet Souls Productions, Siegel Entertainment, City of Surrey, Whistler Film Festival, Live Nation Events, Vienna Hotel Association, Surrey Foundation, Amway Japan, Harrison Sand Sculpture Society, Transocean Photos Inc. NY, Holland America Lines, Simon Cooksley Design,
Vancouver View Magazine, Canpages. VW of Belgium and GMC Canada.