Artist: Kurt Anderson
|Kurt Anderson was born in Dearborn, Michigan in 1957. The youngest of four boys, he was immersed in Motown music which greatly influenced his love of music and the creative process.|
Kurt discovered his love of nature after some hiking trips into Canada with his older brother. He was accepted into the Physician Assistant Program at Western Michigan University in 1983 and has been working in the medical field for over thirty years while raising two children in Grand Rapids and Harbor Springs, Michigan. Through it all, Kurt has continued to develop a keen interest in the arts.
In 1996 Kurt set sail on a self guided journey to rediscover his creative talents. Ingesting as much as he could on painting through reading, he began to enroll in workshops in Harbor Springs to augment his studies. Early influences included Sargent, Zorn and Sorolla, as well as his favorite contemporary master, Richard Schmid.
Kurt enjoys direct painting from life which he feels not only reveals accurate values and colors, but truly captures the emotional response to the subject. While admittedly forgetting where he placed his car keys, he can recall minute details of every Plein Air study he has done, including date, time, weather conditions and passersby (as well as their comments!). The focused observation involved for the study forms a rich memory palace allowing such marked recall of the experience.
Our artistic expressions are merely a collection of our prior exposure to the artists that have come before us. We take bits and pieces of their styles and techniques, add our life experiences and emotions, and when blended together,guide our brushes on canvas.
Kurt has received training from Alan Maciag, Bob Fagan, Catherine Carey, Margaret Tvetden, Elizabeth Pollie, Larry Blovits and Caesar Citraro. He has participated in Crooked Tree Arts Council paint outs from 2011. He has been donating to Crooked Tree Arts Council D Art for Art since 2009. His work is exhibited at Northern Michigan Artists Market in Petoskey, Michigan.
|Media: Oil Painting , Watercolor Painting|