Curriculum Vitae - John Hugh Craig

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1263 Hilly Lane, Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0

Born in Canada


After being ill for several years and receiving a lifesaving liver transplant, John has a new perspective on life and a renewed appreciation for wildlife, nature and the outdoors.  John Hugh Craig is a photographer with over 30 years of experience.  He specializes in wildlife and nature fine art photography.  He lives and works in the rural North Gower area, south of Ottawa, Canada.  Primarily self-taught with hundreds of thousands of photographs taken, he has also had some professional training including in-class, online and video training.

John enjoys capturing wildlife and nature at its finest in the outdoors and wilderness areas.  John spends countless hours observing the animals he photographs.   He gains their trust, which enables him to get close up photographs of the animals in their natural habitat.  He enjoys his time in the wilderness and tries to catch that enjoyment in his photographs.

These days you may find him travelling the Rideau River capturing the local wildlife in his photos or hiking through the wooded areas through Ontario and Quebec, in order to photograph nature at its finest.  John considers himself a successful artist if his photographs enrich your life by bringing the outdoors into the indoors, while bringing happiness and warmth to your home, business or corporate environment.


2016   Group Exhibition at Shenkman Arts Centre, Trinity Salon B
2016   Group Exhibition at Ben Franklin Centre, Atrium Art Gallery
2016   Art Lending of Ottawa
2016   New Art Festival, Glebe (Juried)
2016   Nepean Fine Art League Spring Show, Ottawa
2016   Art Journey Spring Show, Smith Falls (Juried)
2016   Art in the Attic, Almonte (Juried)
2016   Aylmer Arts Council Spring Show, Aylmer (Juried)
2016   Manotick Arts Association Spring Art Show, Manotick
2016   Sole Exhibition at Miller’s Oven, Manotick
2015   Nepean Fine Arts League Fall Show, Ottawa
2015   Ottawa Valley Crafts & Collectables Joy Show, Ottawa (Juried)
2015   Manotick Arts Association Fall Art Show, Manotick
2015   Red Trillium Fall Show, Carp (Juried)
2015   Discovery Tour, North Gower (Juried)
2015   Solo Exhibition at the Splash Gallery, Manotick
2015   Red Trillium Spring Show, Carp (Juried)
2015   Manotick Arts Association Spring Art Show, Manotick


Private collections, Ottawa, Ontario

Private collections, Manotick, Ontario

Private collection, Carp, Ontario

Private collection, North Gower, Ontario


John writes a regular (twice a week) blog highlighting current photographs, as well as providing helpful photographic information and tips.  JHC Photo Blog is located at

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