Curtis has developed a distinctive style of painting, grinding, and manipulating metal to achieve eye-pleasing backgrounds that resonate with brilliant colors. Working in the sheet metal industry for 40 years, starting in fabrication, installation, and then co-owning a commercial mechanical business with an amazing 240 employee base. Curtis has found success by melding these practical skills with an art education from the Alberta College of Arts and Design to become a photorealistic painter.
The rugged and beautifully colored landscapes of Arizona have served as an inspiration. Curtis has spent decades visiting and exploring the terrain, observing vibrant sunsets and botanicals like none he’s ever seen elsewhere. Curtis has won many awards and ribbons from numerous juried events.