David P. Curtis
Paintings and Plein Air Art Instruction

Upcoming Events

Sight And Insight - An Exhibition of Recent Works by David P. Curtis and Lorwen C. Nagle

September 30 - October 1, 2017


Tuesday Afternoon, 12 x 16, o/p, $600


Oliver's Lane, 16 x 12, o/p, $600


Pioneer Valley, 12 x 16, o/p, $600


Summertime, 12 x 16 o/p, $600


The Maine Effect, 12 x 16, o/p, $600


Ebb Tide, 12 x 16, o/p, $600

Gathering Storm, 12 x 16, o/p $600


Goldfinch, 12 x 16, o/p, $600


Looking South, 12 x 16, o/p, $600


A Light Rain, 12 x 24, o/c, $2,200


Beaver Dam, 12 x 16, o/p, $600


Coast of Maine, 12 x 24, o/c, $2,200



Sight and Insight

October 13-15, 2017

A 3-day Workshop for 'Understanding the Visual Memory'




David P. Curtis, Williamstown, oil on canvas board, 12 x 16 inches


As the story goes I challenged one of my students to write a piece on 'What Is Pictorial Quality?' Lorwen 'Connie' Nagle met that 'Clarion Call' and then some, finding new ways to compose a painting from beginning to finish (The Emoji Theory) as well as developing a Roseate palette. I was truly amazed!

     So together Connie and I formed an alliance create a workshop entitled 'Sight and Insight,' which combines my 25 years teaching en plein air with these new principles of Connie's. 

     Sight and Insight will be a three-day workshop, October 13-15, 2017. Day one will consist of painting plein air and making notes. Days two and three will concentrate on studio work using the Memory System. 

     This Memorization method that Connie and I created will enable students to free themselves from the limitations of constipated thinking, and begin to trust in the 'creative process' and your own imagination while creating an 'Impression of Nature' using both Sight and Insight!


Somber Sky by Lorwen


     Tuition for this three-day workshop is $300.00 per student. 

Please email me via the Contact page for registration or further information.


 "Throw away your viewfinders and your cameras and sign up for Sight And Insight."