My conceptual work is commonly concerned with scientific, psychological and socio-cultural issues which I explore through surreal and symbolic execution. Through conveying inter-connectivity juxtaposed with fragmentation or partially revealed detail, I aim to aptly create atmospheric scenes that signify how humankind must constantly navigate through our evolving biology, psychology and environment.
My landscape work aims to capture a scene as if it were a memory or dream by abstractly and playfully depicting a kind of kinetic energy throughout.
Born in England, raised in Guernsey and drawing before I could walk, I discovered that communicating and thinking through the visual is an intrinsic part of who I am. Throughout school it was art that held sway over my aspirations and interests, the opportunity to explore and express visually resonated with me profoundly.
Upon entering the world of employment I worked for the award winning jewellery designer Catherine Best in the Channel Islands where I had a fantastic experience combining my hand-crafting skills with design, Catherine was very encouraging and has an admirable robust positive spirit. A fews years later my desire to become an artist once again came calling and I left for the UK to study art and design resulting in a degree in illustration in 2011. After freelancing in various sectors of illustration and graphic design my practice began returning to realms of fine art in 2014 when I re-discovered oil painting which has allowed me to expand and evolve my practice tremendously and naturally.
I am situated throughout the Channel Islands, United Kingdom and central Europe. Additionally if you would like to support me as an artist you can do so through my Patreon page.
Private and commercial original art commission
Bespoke personalised portraiture commission
Illustration & graphic art
Serenity Hill Hungary Organic Farm
Guernsey Picture Framers
The Wild Air Photography
Guernsey Bird Nerd
Somerset House, London
La Galleria, London
Saatchi Gallery, London
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
The Old Truman Brewery, London
Guernsey Picture Framers
Gate House Gallery, Guernsey
Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance
Offshore International Advertising (Oi)
Gallery Magazine Guernsey
Oliver Twist Gin
2011 - BA (Hons) Degree in Illustration from the Arts University Bournemouth
2007 - BTEC Diploma in Art and Design from the University for Creative Arts: Canterbury.
ART PEOPLE ('Light Veil')
WE AND THE COLOUR ('PYRAMID')
ARTISTS INSPIRE ARTISTS
WE AND THE COLOUR
“He manages to get so much detail and texture into the piece that you almost take for granted that it’s a pencil illustration.”
“The body of work is an intelligent and well-researched discourse, but moreover, the images Cranmer has created offer a quiet sense of grandeur and simplicity, providing a delectable echo to their subject matter.”
“His Illustration style is sublimely delicate and atmospheric”.
05/02/2013: Launch of NICHE – a co-founded Channel Island arts showcase website, publication and community platform. Position: Co-founder/director/designer.
22/10/2012: Illustration titled ‘Sol’ published in IMAGES 36 annual under new talent by the ASSOCIATION OF ILLUSTRATORS with accompanying exhibition starting at SOMERSET HOUSE in London and then around the UK.
29/05/2012 – 31/7/2012: ‘SPIRAL’ solo exhibition, Guernsey Picture Framers, Guernsey, Channel Islands.
14/05/2012: Double page feature and interview in the GUERNSEY PRESS.
15/11/2011: FOX 2011 OPEN ART COMPETITION – finalist. ‘Interwoven’ exhibited and for sale at St James Concert & Assembly Hall, Guernsey.
19/10/2011 – 23/10/2011: PARALLAX AF collaborative exhibition, LA GALLERIA, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, London.
September 2011: ‘One Billionth’ series of Illustrations featured in COMPUTER ARTS MAGAZINE: Graduate Showcase 2011.
07/07/2011 – 12/07/2011: ‘BRINK’ degree show at Free Range, THE OLD TRUMAN BREWERY: Brick Lane, London. Exhibited ‘One Billionth’ picture book and prints.
15/03/2011: Illustration ‘Five Paths Home’ reached LLOYDS TSB ART OF NURTURE COMPETITION 2011 Regional Finals. Exhibited in the ROYAL WEST OF ENGLAND ACADEMY, Bristol.
07/07/2010: Illustration’s ‘Balanced Thought’ & ‘Depths’ featured in COMPUTER ARTS MAGAZINE issue 176.
15/02/2010: Illustration titled ‘Innovation’ selected as southwest regional winner of LLOYDS TSB ART OF NURTURE COMPETITION 2010 exhibited in the ROYAL WEST OF ENGLAND ACADEMY, Bristol UK 30/03/2010 & the SAATCHI GALLERY, London 13/04/2010.
22/10/2009: Illustration titled ‘Awfulising’ published in IMAGES 34 annual under new talent by the ASSOCIATION OF ILLUSTRATORS with accompanying exhibition in London and around the UK.
2008: Finalist in the 2009 MOURANT OZANNE ARTIST OF THE YEAR COMPETITION. Displayed at the GUERNSEY AIRPORT.
2007: Finalist in the 2008 MOURANT OZANNE ARTIST OF THE YEAR COMPETITION. Diisplayed at the GUERNSEY AIRPORT.
1999: Runner up in UK CRAFTSMANSHIP AND DESIGN AWARDS (Jewellers Trainee/Student category).
1999: Runner up for DE BEER’S DIAMONDS AND WORLD DESIGN COMPETITION.
1993: Won 1st prize in the GUERNSEY SOUTH SHOW ART COMPETITION.