ALFRED CURRIER DECEMBER 2-31, 2022
“For me, art has been an obsession as well as a passion. Passion would be for the love of it, Obsession means you have now choice. My works takes on two different faces, Plein Aire and Impasto. The Plein Aire aspect keeps my painting skills honed. Impasto painting allows me to explore texture and color from my imagination and has allowed me my own voice in this world of art. Plein Aire is controlled by the subject in front of me while my Impasto is controlled by the muse within.”
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. He taught figure painting at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art, Chicago, the Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS, and has 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.
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. Currier has been painting the farming community of the Skagit Valley for years. And he has developed meaningful relationships with the migrant workers that have lived and worked in Northwest for years. Currier has traveled widely, painting on location in Greece, France, Italy, Holland, Argentina, Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska.