Artist Linda Curtis

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The Artist Says:

"I live in Central Point, OR,  near the Upper Rogue River with my husband.  We raft the Lower Rogue March through November.  Each time, we start out with the same equipment on the same river path and then something takes over.  Some elemental force bringing about subtle or bold changes in the river corridor.  Painting is a similar adventure for me.  Whether studio or plein air, I start with the normal equipment on the same path with a thumbnail and a watercolor wash.   Then, when I pick up the pastel stick, some elemental force takes over bringing about subtle or bold expressions.  Oil painting is a focus of late.  Thick, juicy and colorful. Either rafting or painting, I enjoy the journey!"
"I winter in Gold Canyon, AZ, at the base of the Superstition Mountain.  The Sonoran Desert is lush and diverse.  Inspire of being a desert, there are lakes and rivers to paint and kayak."

Collectors Say:

"We own, and treasure, three pieces of Linda Curtis' work.  We feel strongly that she is an up and coming artist having watched her artistic development for several years.  Our opinion is that her works will grow in value over time.  Linda is a person of great depth, and her outstanding qualities as a person are reflected in her paintings."  Wayne and Jeannine Englehart


Taking watercolor lessons from her customer at an auto dealer service department launched Linda into her art career. As a woman who likes lots of texture, she began applying watercolor with a palette knife soon to discover the richness of oils and the buttery qualities of pastels. Linda takes workshops from well-known artists whose work she admires. Living in the Rogue Valley, she is also fortunate to have Richard McKinley as a friend and mentor.
From a City girl in Providence, RI, to an outdoor adventurer in Shady Cove, OR, the diverse landscape provides ample opportunity and inspiration. Whitewater rafting and traveling with her husband and dogs in their RV fuels her inspiration. She translates her discoveries on canvas or paper through the use of design, color and brushwork. Don't tell anyone, but every once in awhile, she does sneak in an abstract or two! You can often find her painting on the banks of a river, the edge of a marsh or in the middle of a field.
"Being out in nature allows me to study the nuances of the quality of the light and the color shifts needed to convey my interpretation of the scene".
New to my story!  I've been wintering in Arizona.  I've joined a few groups and love plein air painting in the Sonoran Desert.  
    Arizona Pastel Artists Association, Scottsdale,AZ              
    Casa Grande Art Museum Invitational, Casa Grande,AZ
    Boyce Thompson Small Works Show, Superior,AZ    Pastel Society of the West Coast, Members Show, Sacramento,CA    Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastels in Light Show, Sacramento,CA    Northwest Pastel Society Show, Gig Harbor,WA    40th Annual Aqueous Media Exhibition, Watercolor Society of Oregon, Burns,Or    39th Annual Transparent Exhibition, Watercolor Society of Oregon, Ashland,OR    Abstract Jazz Exhibition, Medford,Or    A Sense of Place Exhibition,Medford,OR    39th Annual Aqueous Media Exhibition, Watercolor Society of [...]

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