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Featured Artist – American Impressionist Alan H. Curtis


Alan H. Curtis, Tucson area resident, is best known for his “plein air” style of impressionism. His paintings capture the beauty of the American scene, from the dynamic landforms of the desert to waterlily-filled ponds of Eastern Massachusetts and the golden hills of Northern California. Curtis has spent his life recording on canvas the scenes, people, and places most important to him.

Among the recordings are paintings of his six children. His current studio is in Northwest Tucson.

In his own words, an artist should be more than a painter. “An artist should build boats, be able to fix cars, create beautiful gardens, cook delicious meals, bake homemade breads, and whip out an occasional masterpiece.”

Alan Curtis’ studio gallery is open for private showings only.

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CurtisGalleries.com, the online studio of American Impressionist Alan H. Curtis.

Curtis’ work, which has been featured in American Art Review magazine, holds a unique ability to capture both subtle and dramatic emotions. His paintings and prints reflect his talent for capturing diverse American themes, such as a hot eggs-and-bacon breakfasts, dramatic Southwest landscapes, California’s blooming hillsides, and the flower harvesters of Half Moon Bay.

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Alan H. Curtis (1943- ) hails from a family of artists – CurtisGalleries.com

Uncle Howard Curtis (1906-1989) – http://www.capeannmuseum.org/ and PHOTO
Aunt Eleanor Curtis (1910-2008) – http://www.capeannmuseum.org/collections/artists/eleanor-curtis/
Father Roger W. Curtis (1910-2000) – www.rockportartassn.org and AskArt
Brother David P. Curtisdavidpcurtis.com

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Other paintings of Alan H. Curtis can be viewed online at John Stayman Fine Art:

http://web.artprice.com/store/John-Stayman-Fine-Art/

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The Arizona desert is in bloom

Gila woodpecker by SearchNetMedia
Gila woodpecker, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

Have a delicious lunch in Rincon Market’s deli at The Village at Sam Hughes

Rincon Market
Originally uploaded by SearchNetMedia

We stopped in Rincon Market recently and had a delicious “Miller’s Melt” sandwich and a salad. Both were fresh and tasty. The atmosphere there at The Village at Sam Hughes (where Rincon Market is located) is interesting and comfortable. Just a minute or two from the University of Arizona in Tucson.

For a SLIDE SHOW of the Rincon Market and other shops at The Village at Sam Hughes – Click Here

The great outdoors just minutes away in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve

If you are visiting Scottsdale, or it has been a while since you have been up to the McDowell Mountain Recreation Park, make sure to walk the Gateway Trail (off Thompson Peak Parkway) at Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. It is not a difficult walk/hike and you will get to experience the Sonoran Desert at its best. You can also bike and bring your dog (on a leash). There is an information center with clean bathrooms too.

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

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The weather is perfect to walk or take the tram in Sabino Canyon

For more information on Sabino Canyon and other places to hike, visit TucsonMenu.com.


Sabino Canyon

Originally uploaded by SearchNetMedia

Copper Country Antiques ‘Treasure’ Map

Shop from your desk with this treasure map of Copper Country Antiques in Tucson Arizona.

Click on the booth, or case number and it’s just as though you were standing right there in front of it. Pictures are updated often, so check back.

From antique furniture to Zebra rugs, it is packed full of all sorts of interesting things.

Phone (520)326-0167 to see if an item is still available and just tell them the booth number. They will ship to you.

Video tour of Flagstaff, Arizona

Discover Flagstaff

Music courtesy of Rumblefish Music Licensing Store.
Song South of Winter
Artist: Dennis Hitchcox
Album: Instrumentals Volume I

The Spectacular McDowell Sonoran Preserve in North Scottsdale, Arizona

A spectacular network of trails through the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in the McDowell Mountains. Hiking, biking, climbing and equestrian trails and dog friendly.

ScottsdaleVacation.com

Arizona beetles, blugs, birds and other wildlife


For those of you that like Arizona birds, beetles, bugs and other wildlife, like us…then visit Margarethe Brummermann Ph.D.’s BLOG; Arizona: Beetles Bugs Birds and more.

DiscoverArizona.org

Is that gold in the Superstition Mountains?


Superstition Mountains

Originally uploaded by SearchNetMedia

Well, there is gold somewhere in the Superstition Mountains, though the gold or yellow you see at the base of the mountains are wildflowers. Just southeast of Fountain Hills and Scottsdale is Apache Junction, Arizona. This is a great time to go out to the Superstition Mountain Museum and also hike into the Superstitions.

DiscoverArizona.org

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