Mark Curtin
Mark Curtin


A rare day goes by that I am not thankful for the gift of sight as an artist. It has coaxed me into the heart of things by leading my focus into the small nooks and crannies of nature, which I would miss under other circumstances.

The rose is a perfect example offering subtleties of light, form, and texture in endless combinations. Fresh roses will change quickly. Petals will unfold and shift position within an hour. Because I prefer to paint from life and each piece takes several hours to produce, I turned to dried roses, which hold their form. I also find their altered color, wrinkled textures, and brittleness to be beautiful.

Birds also being delicate and fragile seemed to be suitable mates to the roses and just flew in. Difficult models because of their wary behavior, it was necessary to photograph them with a telephoto lens as they perched on a feeder outside our kitchen window. There are many associations that can be made with the resulting imagery, but I will leave that to the viewer.

— Mark Curtin

Below is a sampling of Mark Curtin's work, please contact the gallery
for a complete list of available work and information about pricing. 


Pink Rose - 3 Views
28" x 20"
Acrylic on Paper

Dried Pink Rose
36" x 12"
Acrylic on Ceramic Tile

Hymn of the Angels, Siren #3
30" x 22"
Acrylic on Paper

Hymn 23: Chicadee Kitchen Circus
13" x 28"
Acrylic on Panel

Dried Yellow Rose Blossom
11" x 8"
Acrylic on Paper

Three Yellow Roses
20" x 28"
Acrylic on Paper

Three Views of a Dried Pink Rose
16" x 19"
Acrylic on Paper

Hymn 24: Earth Sea Sky Caper
12" x 12"
Acrylic on Ceramic Tile

Quince
5" x 5"
Acrylic on Paper

Beetles Juggling Acorns in the Mist
11" x 8.5"
Acrylic on Paper

Cricket Dancing with Maple Whirly
11" x 8.5"
Acrylic on Paper

Katydid Dancing with Fiddlehead
11" x 7.5"
Acrylic on Paper

Hymn 19: Cardinal with Apples
13" x 9"
Acrylic on Panel

Hymn 15: Night Magic
13" x 9"
Acrylic on Panel

Hymn 18: Finch with Cloud
13" x 9"
Acrylic on Panel

Hymn of the Angels, Siren #7
13" x 9"
Acrylic on Panel

Hymn of the Angels, Siren #8
13" x 9"
Acrylic on Panel

Sparrow and Persimmon
11" x 8"
Acrylic on Paper


Telemann's Passage
8" x 8"
Acrylic on Paper


Daylily Bud
10" x 4"
Acrylic on Paper
 
     
     

 

 

 

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