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curt crain

Curt Crain, a Milwaukee native, has been an artist and painter of some form since he was a child.  Beginning at a young age Crain had a strong interest in drawing and painting.  After finishing school his artistic painting gave way to painting for a living the last 25+ years as a house painter.  Crain owns and runs a successful house painting business in the Milwaukee area, which is still thriving.  However, in recent years he is in passionate pursuit of an artistic career, a pursuit that has come to life.  Crain works in oil paint and loves a variety of subject matter including city scenes, sailboats and waterscapes, floral and even people.  As a sailor though Crain will be the first to admit his most favorite thing to paint are sailboats! Whether painting in his bright studio or on location outdoors, Crain invests himself in each canvas, each scene and each brushstroke, which is apparent in the colorful and energetic paintings he produces.

 

Artist Statement:

“I paint mostly in the impressionistic style. It makes sense based on the influence the European and American artists in the late 1840’s through the end of the century have had on me.  I enjoy working thick and fast. I’ll paint from nature, however studio work in this climate seems to work better. I will paint almost any thing; I just love moving paint around. My favorite subjects are boats, waterscapes, flowers and people. Most of my work is objective, loosely painted, with liberties taken on detail and color. I strive to say more with less.” 

 

Awards:

2011            First Place Painting Park Ridge Art Show

2010            Best in Show Park Ridge Art Show

Solo Shows:

2014            “Only a Few” Cathedral of All Saints, Milwaukee

2011            “On the Water” Anaba Tea Room, Milwaukee

2007            “Oils” Frank Allen Gallery, Milwaukee

2005            “Floral Still Lifes Painted in Oil” Garden Room, Atrium Gallery, Milwaukee

2004             “Scenes Fraom Whitefish Bay”          

curt crain Paintings

36" x 60" Oil on Canvas  SOLD

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36" x 48" Oil on Canvas  SOLD 

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16" x 20" Oil on Canvas

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11" x 14" Oil on Canvas

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16" x 20" Oil on Canvas

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16" x 20" Oil on Canvas

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36" x 60" Oil on Canvas SOLD

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18" x 24" Oil on Canvas

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16" x 20" Oil on Canvas

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16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas

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30" x 30" Oil on Canvas

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