About Alfred Currier
"...warm sensual colors"
"Alfred Currier seeks out color wherever he goes...
"He often uses color complements against each other
"Painter Alfred Currier's most valuable asset [is]
”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.
My work takes on two different faces, plein air and impasto. The plein air aspect keeps my technical painting skills freshly honed giving me the tools in my tool box. Impasto studio painting, on the other hand, is my more creative side as it allows me to explore texture and color from imagination. My impasto oils have afforded me my own voice in this world of art.
Plein air is controlled by the subject in front of me while my impasto is controlled by the muse with-in.”
Alfred Currier spent his formative years in southern Ohio. He taught figure painting at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art, Chicago, the Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS, and conducted several plein air painting workshops throughout the United States and Europe.
The University of Washington Press, in association with Marquand Books, published Alfred Currier: Impasto, a book written by Ted Lindberg, former Curator for the Vancouver Art Museum. Currier was the cover artist for American Artist Magazine as well as the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles over the years.
Residing in the Northwest region of the United States, Washington State artist, Alfred Currier, paints vibrant landscapes in oil impasto from the studio he maintains in Anacortes. Plein air painting provides most of his inspiration. He often uses the migrant workers in the tulip fields of the Skagit Valley as part of his motif. Currier has traveled widely, painting on location in Greece, France, Italy, Holland, Argentina, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, as well as the continental United States.
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 throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. He maintains his studio and residence in Anacortes, Washington.
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