Cliff Cramp's illustration work spans a wide range of genres in entertainment; including background painting for animation, comics, storyboard and visual development art for feature film, CD and DVD cover art, board games, editorial and book illustration. His paintings have been exhibited in many international juried competitions. Cliff's clients have included LucasFilms, 20th Century Fox, United Artists, Hollywood Records, Nickelodeon TV Animation, Disney Entertainment, Penguin Books, Philomel Books, Ingram Micro, Dik Entertainment, Menagerie Creative and more.
His illustrations can be seen on covers such as Lucasflims/ 20th Century Fox Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu Ray, Star Wars: Episodes 1 2 3 on Blu Ray, Star Wars: Episodes 4 5 6 on Blu Ray, Hollywood Records Plain White T's Wonders of The Younger CD, 20th Century Fox Marilyn Monroe Special Anniversary Collection, and many more. His work has also been featured in Corel Painter 11 and 12.
In the year, 2000, a studio fire destroyed more than ten years of artwork. After the fire, Cliff switched to digital painting media for much of his illustration assignment work. He has received award-winning status on CGTalk, the largest online community of professional illustrators using digital media. Cliff continues his freelance career while serving as area coordinator for the illustration program at California State University Fullerton. He instructs illustration courses in traditional and digital media.
His artistic influences include John Singer Sargent, Howard Pyle, Harvey Dunn, NC Wyeth, James Montgomery Flagg, and Dean Cornwell. His contemporary influences are too numerous to list.
Cliff enjoys old things; old cars which he likes to tinker on, old houses which he would like to live in some day, old furniture which he likes to restore, and elderly people who he enjoys talking with. He lives with his wonderful wife and two energetic boys in sunny Southern California.