The earliest work in the show dates to 1983. Strictly speaking, that’s not forty years, but it’s the year I found a roll of photo backdrop paper here on Crosby Street and started making plein air drawings. It’s also the year I met John Davis and showed works on paper at the Drawing Center in New York. The next year I showed paintings based on these drawings in my first one person show with John in Akron, Ohio. 

Landscape remains a primary focus, even though my recent shows of abstract fruit diptychs would suggest otherwise. Plein air drawing is more challenging these days, what with aging knees and the ubiquitous Lyme tick, but though I’ve tried referencing photos, what really interests me is a response to being there and to being in the moment.

Daisy Craddock New York City, 2015