Craig Jefferson is a Scottish born artist now living in Northern Ireland with his wife and three children. He began his creative career at Leith School of Art, Edinburgh, in 2002 and continued his studies at Edinburgh College of Art where he graduated with an Honours degree in Drawing and Painting. 

Craig has had solo shows in Edinburgh, Belfast and London and in 2016 he became a member of the New English Art Club.  He has taken part in several Academy group exhibitions in the UK and Ireland and had work included in prestigious prize exhibitions such as the Columbia Threadneedle Prize and the Lynn-Painter Stainers Prize.  His work features in private collection in the UK, Europe and the United States.

Craig is currently represented by the Stafford Gallery in Wimbledon and the Contemporary Six Gallery in Manchester.  He has up and coming exhibitions with the galleries respectively in 2021.  Craig exhibits regularly with the NEAC at the Mall Galleries and with associated galleries across the UK.



Head Study 3 (30x21cm), oil on paper pas

11 - 21 November

Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1

The New English Art Club Annual Exhibition is a chance to experience the very best in figurative, observational and painterly work in the UK. 

It showcases paintings, drawings and prints from its elected members alongside work by emerging artists whose ethos reflects its own: informed by the visual world and personal interpretation; and underpinned by drawing.

Three Figures in Blue (29x21cm), oil on

Wimbledon Fine Art, 41 Church Road, Wimbledon Village, SW19 5DQ

Craig's third solo exhibition at the Stafford Gallery, featuring 35+ new works including head studies, figures, still life and sculpture.

More details coming soon.

Figures with Stairs Beyond (68x61cm), oi

Autumn 2021
37 Princess St, Manchester M2 4FN

More details coming soon



MAY 2020

Impact (Online Exhibition), Curated by Chaiya Arts Awards

APRIL 2020

In Bloom, Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

FEB 2020

Exhibition of NEAC Artists, Chris Beetles Gallery, Mayfair, London

JANUARY 2015 - 20

Stafford Gallery, Exhibition of Scottish Artists, Wimbledon

DEC 2019

Winter Exhibition, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

JULY 2018 - 19

Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon, Ireland

JUNE 2016 - 19

New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

MARCH 2019

Spring Exhibition, JP Art Gallery, Blackheath, London

FEB 2019

Exhibition of work by Craig Jefferson, The Stafford Gallery, Wimbledon

NOV 2017 - 18

ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

MARCH 2018

Selection of NEAC Artists, Geedon Gallery, Essex

MAY 2017

Selection of NEAC Artists, Zillah Bell Gallery, Yorkshire

MARCH 2017

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London


Exhibition of work by Craig Jefferson, The Stafford Gallery, Wimbledon


Exhibition of work by Craig Jefferson, The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast

MARCH 2016

Exhibition of work by Craig Jefferson, The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast


Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Belfast


Doubtfire Gallery Christmas Exhibition, Edinburgh

MAY 2014

Leith School of Art Alumni Exhibition, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh


Leith School of Art Staff Exhibition, Edinburgh


Royal Glasgow Institute Gallery group exhibition, Glasgow

APRIL 2012

Drawing Reality exhibition, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh


Drawing Reality exhibition, Blue Boar House, Oxford

2012 - 2013

Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

2011 - 2012

Royal Glasgow Institute Open Exhibition, Glasgow

2009 - 2012

Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

APRIL 2011

Small Works Exhibition, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh


Drawing Reality exhibition, Gladstone Gallery, Edinburgh

APRIL 2009

Royal Scottish Academy Spring Open Exhibition, Edinburgh

APRIL 2009

Leith School of Art 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Edinburgh


Christmas exhibition at Henderson Gallery, Edinburgh


Back on Dry Ground exhibition, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh



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