Column: “Creative Space” – Featured Artist – George Curtis

August 21, 2014 14:00 pm · 17 comments

Title:  Featured Artist – George Curtis

sweet intrigue

George Curtis of Clayton works with watercolors and also oils, creating lovely florals, landscapes and portraits. On Thursdays starting tonight at 6pm, he’ll be teaching one-hour Watercolor Basics classes for adults at Diamond Terrace. Each class is on a drop-in basis and includes all supplies for just $15.

It must be a full circle moment for him to be teaching at a retirement community, since he first learned to paint at the age of nine by taking classes at a retirement home where he and his family were volunteers…a nice way to give back!

crowd roses

George shares some of his techniques and inspiration on his YouTube channel – some videos use time-lapse to show how his work progresses from beginning to end – enjoy!

eagle wings

Photos:

1.  Sweet Intrigue – watercolor
2.  Crowd of Roses – watercolor
3.  Wings as Eagles – watercolor/gouache

EVENTS

TONIGHT – Music & Market
6:30 – 8:00pm
Zepperella – Led Zeppelin Tribute Band
Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

August 23
11:00am – 6:00pm
Festival of Latin Culture
Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

August 28
6:30pm
California Symphony – Pops in the Plaza
Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

Now through August 30
Bay Area Artists – Summer Show
Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette

Now through August 31
Unique Art, Unique Homes exhibit
Lafayette Art Gallery

Now through August 31
Contra Costa Landscapes
Asante Network – Art & Craft from East Africa
Art Cottage, Concord

September 2
6:00 – 7:30pm
Art Discussion Group
Lafayette Library

Now through September 6
Association of Clay & Glass Artists
Lafayette Art Gallery

September 6-7
Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival
Pittsburg Marina

September 7
1:15 – 4:45pm
Concord Knitting & Crochet Group
Concord Library

September 9
1:00 – 3:00pm
Concord Art Association meeting
Pat Sanchez – Gourd artist
Concord Library

September 12-13
Black Diamond Follies
California Theater, Pittsburg

September 13
5:00 – 7:00pm
Heart of Modernism – Artist Reception
Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette

September 20
12:00 – 4:00pm
Craft Your Stash – Book Release Party
Concord Library

September 20-21
Lafayette Art & Wine Festival
Downtown Lafayette

Now through September 26
Featured artists: Michele Eakin, Jennifer Frost and more
Umpqua Bank, Antioch

Visit the Arts & Culture Commission’s new events calendar for more!

Creative Space is a weekly column written by Lisa Fulmer that features local art events and performances, information about creative movers and makers, and fun how-to craft projects for you and your family. Creative Space will be on Claycord.com every Thursday at 2pm.

As an avid creative junkie living in Concord, Lisa wants to make it easier for our readers to find ways to embrace creativity and celebrate the local people who are making it happen. In addition to her work as a marketing consultant and a project designer for the craft industry, Lisa also offers a craft party planning service for birthdays, family reunions and other special events. 

1 Silva August 21, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Oh My Gosh… How Beautiful!

2 PC August 21, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Inspiring artwork featuring nature’s best.

3 jtkatec August 21, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Wow, that’ is some talent.

4 Jesse August 21, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Lovely! My favorite is the one with the bee.

5 Susan Pace-Koch August 21, 2014 at 3:43 PM

We love George Curtis’ art. Very talented young man of many dimensions ~ we’ve seen his watercolors and appreciated them…but also know he is a talented musician as well.

6 Marissa August 21, 2014 at 3:46 PM

These are beautiful art pieces.

7 Atticus Thraxx August 21, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Both paintings make my eyes happy.

8 KLVL (aka:Dad) August 21, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Yes, he is my boy, and he is exceptionally blessed and talented. I am quite proud of him.
These are only a few of his great art pieces. Go to his website/facebook/youtube and see/watch/hear some more. On “Wings as Eagles”, his HS Senior year project, he paints the piece, does his own video work, and composes music that you hear.
Thank you, Lisa F., for the support and encouragement.
Keep it up boy! Van Liew’s View – The Arts Through God’s Perspective here we come.

9 Tom August 21, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Beautiful art.

Proud Dad, you should be proud. A talented kid indeed.

10 itsme August 21, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Very talented indeed. I went to his art class tonight and plan on going back again and again. Exceptional young man!

11 Oh My August 21, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Blessed with the sybolisim of that 3rd rose from the top. You go dad!

12 Silva August 21, 2014 at 10:16 PM

I’d LOVE to come next Thursday. What if I bring my own materials?

13 Aspirin August 22, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Very, very nice work .

14 George Curtis Van Liew August 22, 2014 at 3:03 PM

@silva

You can definitely bring your own materials. See you then!

Thank you eveyone for all the kind words!

15 Silva August 22, 2014 at 7:31 PM

I’m so there! :D

16 Lisa Fulmer August 22, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Love all the comments, thanks so much everyone!

17 Mary Fouts August 23, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Wow! Lovely, beautiful work; all pieces bring a calming sense of contentment to me and add to my love of gardening.

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