Craig Tennant After a successful career as a New York illustrator, in 1989 artist Craig
Tennant moved out West from New Jersey to focus on Western oil painting. Already
known for his realistic painting and attention to detail, he brought this talent
to his Western art. Two decades later, Tennant’s work remains popular and in
demand by many top collectors. He still enjoys the historic aspect of his art as
well as the modern-day cowboy paintings he does on occasion.
During his career, Tennant has won numerous awards, including two gold medals at
the 2013 Western and Eastern Regional Oil Painters of America shows as a master
artist. His subjects were two antique motorcycles and their owners – a real
departure from Western art.
In 2014, Tennant was awarded Featured Artist by the Rocky Mountain Elk
Foundation. In addition, he won the 2009 Frederic Remington Painting Award and
the 2008 Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Buyers’ Choice Award at the Prix de West
Invitational Art Exhibition.