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My style is mainly Aboriginal dot paintings. I use linen canvas
and artist quality acrylic mediums, all my paintings are varnished .
Name: Craig Buchanan Nationality: Aboriginal Language group: Tanganekald
Family Group: Nenkandoli Lakalinyeri of the Coorong, South Australia.
Craig Buchanan was born in Melbourne, Australia. Both parents died when
he was two, so he lived with an Uncle, but tragically he died. He and
his twin brother were then placed in foster care; there they had a
tormented child hood till finding living relatives at the age of 16.
Craig bounced around from home to home. He married in 1992 to and had
three children. After getting injured at work and forced to retire he
decided to play a bigger part in his cultural back ground, with the aid
of one of his Uncles he returned to country. He became involved in
several committees. After having a cousin stay for a while, he became
intrigued with the way he did his dot paintings. He then decided to
become more involved in learning the process of dot painting. The first
few painting were all traditional dot painting, but he started in
introduce his own twist and style into each painting. Craig tries to
tell a story with each and every unique painting. Craig’s main aim is to
advance the Aboriginal cultural awareness through each painting. He has
developed his own style in a very short time, while trying to keep the
traditional values. All of his paintings are original and every painting
comes supplied with its own certificate of Authenticity and a short
copy of his story.