Blue Sky above Sawtooth by RICHARD D. CURTIN, oil on canvas 36” x 36
Inspired by the austere landscape, this city boy is mesmerized by the west Texas wide open spaces and the shapes the sun creates by bathing the objects below, even the clouds cast shadows. The mountains miles away or the cactus at my feet, the inspiration for my landscape paintings are right in front of me.
Receiving an MA from Sul Ross State University and a BFA from Auburn University, I am now an adjunct professor at SRSU. After a very successful entertainment career, I have returned to my passion of painting reigniting my passion and artistic style of realism in abstract non-local color.
Like the cow in the desert, I am so happy in my new environment under the huge sky enjoying the sun and clouds during the day and the abundance of stars at night. What I see around me keeps me looking up, smiling and painting.
Co-op artist member, Catchlight Art Gallery, 117 W. Holland Avenue. Alpine, Texas 79830
Member of the Big Bend Arts Council,
Plein Air Group of BBAC and the International Portrait Society