David P. Curtis
Paintings and Plein Air Art Instruction

Virtual Plein Air Zoom Classes


Are you tired of painting in isolation during this ongoing Pandemic? Why not try a Sight & Insight ZOOM class? Join me and my fellow painter, Lorwen 'Connie' Nagle, Ph.D., as we share our new teaching technique to help you take your art to the next level.

We feature one Class per month, made up of 5 one-hour sessions, on Sundays and Thursdays beginning at 5 p.m. Tuition is $150.00 per student. We have been running these classes for almost a year and have received much positive feedback from our students. Many have signed up for multiple classes, and Connie and I have seen them improve with each session.

Upcoming classes include The Natural Way of Seeing, Out of the Mist, and Color First!

You will need the Zoom application to participate. Download for free at https://zoom.us. Tuition for five sessions is $150.00 comprising two PowerPoint modules and three Critique Sessions! To sign up, email davidpcurtis@comcast.net or lorwenpaintings@gmail.com or to register. Pay through Paypal or send your tuition check, payable to David P. Curtis, to 30 Riverview Road, Gloucester, MA 01930-1614. Any questions, please contact me or Connie.


David P. Curtis Exhibition: ENISLE

A collection of oil paintings by David P Curtis will be on display at SANTANDER BANK'S Manchester Branch, 17 Union St., Manchester, MA 01944 - Mar. 3 through April 7, 2021.

From the Press Release: David P. Curtis is primarily a Plein air painter and art teacher working around Cape Ann, but last March Coronavirus health restrictions changed his schedule and forced him indoors. Although not as happy painting in the studio, Curtis found that necessity required him to experiment in painting interiors and landscapes from memory. This, he says, brought on an island mentality, hence the title of his show: Enisle.
“I grew up amidst the nature and ambiance of Cape Ann,” explains Curtis. “Beauty, aesthetics, dreams: these all take part in creating a play while I paint. Being sequestered last year forced me to draw on different creative habits and find a deep inspirational feeling I could call on, even in the studio. In talking with other artists, this seems to be simpatico. ..."


VIRTUAL CRITIQUES are available. Check the Critique page in the above MENU for details.

Virtual Critique (per painting) $25.00
Highlights & Accents by David P. Curtis $35.00

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Or maybe you'd like a copy of my new book, Highlights & Accents, to delve into a discover fresh inspiration during this Lockdown?!

Highlights & Accents is an 88-page full-color paperback (11 x 8 ½ in) featuring more than 40 of my essays covering various artists and aspects of art — $ 35.00, including shipping. See add to cart above.

'Art is a Safe Haven'

I hope you and your loved ones remain safe and well during this present state/federal lockdown.

Art is a creative outlet while we have time on our hands. It engages our imagination, our energy, and our mental welfare. Everyone can create art and all those who have reached some success had to begin somewhere.

During hard times,' Art is a safe haven for individuals, helping them engage Heart, Hands, Mind, and Soul! Why not try creating a piece of Art of your own? And if you need instruction or critiques - let me know! I am here for you.