Craig Benson celebrates and honours the creatures on this planet with his work, particularly those of the Pacific Northwest. He was born in Vancouver and moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1987. Carving began as a hobby for Craig, while he was pursuing an education in environmental studies. His career in wildlife management and habitat protection kept him close to his artistic subjects, and helped develop his appreciation of life's diversity. After several years, his life-long interest in art and nature called him to change careers.