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One of the early "thick" paintings, although this one is 15x22x1 in. he's pretty hefty because of the 3/4" thick furniture grade walnut panel. These are what I started out painting on in 2014, and continued until I ran out of that material and began looking for lighter weight wood.

The frame is mine, hand-made, as every one of mine are, and this one of oak. There are keyhole-style holes in the back for hanging, very sturdy.

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

May 05, 2022

Emblematic of his delightfully diverse oeuvre, Steven Curtis’s Imp encapsulates the artist's impressive ability to move fluidly between pronounced figurative painting and abstraction. I've written about Curtis's work on several occasions, and his range of artistic expression never ceases to surprise me (in fact, I have had to double-check that I am writing about the same artist). Usually, a human face becomes the focal point of any painting, as our eyes are unavoidably drawn to the familiar. However, the mischievous face in the lower center puts that theory to the test. The thick impasto, enigmatically colored, and gestural flurry of overlapping abstract brushstrokes burst forth from the canvas with a ferocity that challenges even the most figurative inclined viewer’s attention. The haptic and emotive expression of form and color does not consume the imp’s face but cedes no ground to figuration’s normally overpowering presence.

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Steven Curtis
Semi-abstract, Portrait
Painting - Framed
Oil, Canvas
15.00 inches wide
22.00 inches tall
1.00 inches deep
3.50 lbs
Randolph, WI, US