Skagit Slough 30 x 40 Oil $5,900
Skagit Blooms 30 x 40 Oil $5,900 (SOLD)
Peeking Through 30 x 40 Oil $5,900
Move Over 30 x 40 Oil $5,900
Iris Moon 12 x 9 Oil $950 (SOLD)
Early To Rise 10 x 12 Oil $950
Delivery 10 x 8 Oil $850
Partners 12 x 9 Oil $950 (SOLD)
Red 36 x 36 Oil $6,200
Catching Up 9 x 12 Oil $950
For me, art has been an obsession as well as a passion. Passion would be for the love of it. Obsession means you have no choice.
I’ve had an intrinsic interest in art for as far back as I can remember. The world could be crumbling around me and my art would still be there. It is my friend…it is my safe haven.
My work takes on two basic faces. The first and oldest is my plein air painting. It is simply a response to nature and its environs with all its complexities. For me it is a time of great enjoyment probably equal to a fly fisherman in peak season or sailing on a broad reach with waters of glass. The most challenging part of plein air painting is the weather, but for a seasoned painter, you learn to adjust and cope. This would be my most comfortable or safest work.
The second and most demanding part of my work is my studio painting. These are impasto paintings and generally large in format. I start them with pencil sketches and try to make the subject matter take a rear seat to color and texture. With these paintings, I’m constantly drawing from within, which pushes the anxiety level to great heights. Trying to be creative, archival, and establishing my own identity would be my goals in this work. The key to this work is getting yourself in that certain mental zone where you lose all concepts of time and space. This would be the most rewarding part of my work with also the greatest risks of failure. In the end, for me, art is about the process of doing, and not the end product expected.
Currier received his formal education at Columbus College of Art Design in Ohio and the American Academy of Art in Chicago, where he earned his degree in fine art. His works can be found in numerous private and corporate collections. _ Alfred Currier