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Artist Curt Gillespie


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Biography


Curt Gillespie strives to portray the grace of nature in his watercolor and oil paintings. Working in a representational style, he creates detailed paintings of nature’s landscapes and architecture.
 
A native of Colorado, Curt’s interest in art and architecture started at an early age. Family excursions to the mountains encouraged him to cultivate his style. He developed artistic and drafting skills in his formative years while obtaining a degree in chemistry at Colorado State University. After a 19-year professional career in the sciences, he was drawn back to art and obtained a degree in Graphic Arts and Architectural Illustration. Today Curt focuses on fine art, enjoying daily studio or plein air painting sessions. He is active in his local art guild and other professional art organizations.
 
Discovering creative designs, color and light – these are the attractions that compel Curt to his easel. He likes watercolor for its flow and luminosity, and oils for their depth. An enthusiastic outdoorsman, Curt can be found traveling with pencil, paint, backpack or fly rod. His paintings are the synthesis of emotions developed during these outdoor excursions.
 
Artist’s Statement
 
Art has always been the mainstay of my life. My earliest memories are the awe I felt while beholding the mountains at first light. I love the outdoors, and that’s mostly what I paint. I hope to attain in my paintings the aesthetic value felt in the warm hues of dawn or the freshness of a spring shower. It is such essence after all, that makes the outdoors so appealing. To convey even a fraction of it in a painting is a success.
 
My scientific and architectural backgrounds were detailed in nature, and that detail is conveyed in my art. As a chemist, I built molecules. In architecture, I built structures. That’s also the way I paint. I move from a [...]

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