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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.
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.
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. Curtis – davidpcurtis.com
Other paintings of Alan H. Curtis can be viewed online at John Stayman Fine Art:
There is a “Birding Walk at Sweetwater Wetlands” in Tucson.
Sweetwater Wetlands Park
2667 W. Sweetwater Drive
It will be a leisurely walk led by birding experts. Expect to see a variety of wintering sparrows, hawks, falcons and migrating warblers. Bring your binoculars. Ages 12 and up. Reservations required.
8-9:30 a.m. on Jan. 19th. Free. 615-7855.
If you are looking for a “good wood” and “good measure – good price – good delivery“, then visit Good Wood Residential and Commercial Firewood on the corner of Stone Avenue and Sahuaro Street. Their yard is located just south of Grant on Stone.
Choose from cedar, juniper, mesquite, pecan, pine, eucalyptus, oak and more.
GOOD WOOD Residential and Commercial Firewood
We have seen saguaro cactus flowers in bloom most months in Tucson. However, it is a rare flower or two that you see in the late fall and winter months. Starting this month, and for the next couple of months, you will really see the saguaro cacti pop with beautiful white flowers.
The wildflowers continue to bloom, and also today we really noticed the small yellow creosote bushes and red ocotillo flowers. A beautiful time to visit Tucson.
The wildflowers are really popping out along Finger Rock Trail in Tucson’s Catalina Mountains. While there are already many flowers in bloom along the trail, the next two weeks will be even better.
The “Poppy” wildflowers start right as the trail takes a steeper incline about an hour in the initial more level trail. So, even if you don’t want to walk a more difficult trail, just hike it for 30 yards to see some spectacular flowers.
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