Craig is a self-taught artist. He started out as a printer’s artist, what we could now call a graphic designer. Working with typefaces and logos during the day, he spent his spare time painting, and like many before him he looked for inspiration in the surrounding industrial streets and landscapes.
Exhibitions in local galleries and print releases followed as Craig, working under the name Rourke Van Dal, found his way to the urban art movement, becoming a major player in its UK growth with his Vandalart online art gallery.  He experimented with stencilling and spray painting, embracing all the materials available to create his increasingly popular artworks.