Close

WaltCurleeFineArt's Shop Announcement

Paintings, Prints, Farm, Country, Rustic Art & Decor

Welcome to my gallery of original landscape oil paintings, fine art prints and gifts. Take a stroll into my new series "Rural Americana", to a slower time when life was simpler. A timeless world of rolling hills, patchwork farms; where you can almost smell the fresh air and fresh cut hay and hear the sounds of nature. I strive to create an enchanting world in my folk art style, with a nostalgic feel of good times past.

Awards
July 2014- Award of Excellence and two Special Recognition awards in the 16th Annual Contemporary Juried Online International Art Exhibition sponsored by Upstream People Gallery. Juror: Laurence Bradshaw, Professor of Art & Art History at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Juror's Statement: WALT CURLEE of Phenix City, Alabama is one of the favorite artists in the show. His careful handling of farm scenery is spectacular. The sentiment felt in "Baling The Hay" is precise and engaging as it is developed on the rolling hills of the farmland. The overall green and gold warmth gives the scene a harmonious setting. Conversely, his "Small Town Winter Landscape" is definitely successful in terms of showing the chill in the air. The exquisite detailing of the tree bark down to the gray squirrel on the tree to the tracks of the rabbit and the glowing sky makes for an outstanding piece. And "Horn Of Plenty" is quite marvelous with all the fine details in all the many fruits, vegetables and grains, the rows of trees and plants and the wonderful perspective altogether with the cumulous cloud formations, all showing his outstanding skill and understanding of visual virtuosity.

June 2014 - 1st Place in Oil Category, LCAA National Juried Exhibition, sponsored by The Lancaster County Art Association, Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Juror: Lilly Wel.

May 2014 - Narrative Excellence Award, On-Line International Spring 2014
sponsored by The National Oil And Acrylic Painters Society.

January 2014 - 1st Place, Four Points Contemporary 2nd Bi-annual Competition. Jurier: Reginald Charles Adams, Executive Director at Museum of Cultural Arts Houston.

July 2013- Award of Excellence and three Special Recognition awards in the 15th Annual Landscape Juried Online International Art Exhibition sponsered by Upstream People Gallery. Juror: Laurence Bradshaw, Professor of Art & Art History at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Juror's Statement: WALT CURLEE of Phenix City, Alabama is tremendously favored with a talent that shines through in every artist way. His "Autumn Apple Harvest" is a delight in its perfection of perfectly red apples, perfectly fruitful trees and even down to the perfect grass and the little creatures in the foreground. And "Blackberry Patch Rural Farm Landscape" is another magnificent masterpiece with awesome detailing and a full range of primary and secondary colors. The idea that all aspects of the farm is doing exactly what it is suppose to do. Also, "Deer In The High Meadow" is another show-stopper with such visual precision staged in an idealized setting with an awesome sense of perspective. And with the activity of shucking corn in an calming environment with grazing cows on the hills he presents "Shucking And Storing The Corn In The Corncrib". This scene should receive high praise for Nebraskan Cornhuskers.

July 2013- National Award of Excellence, Westmoreland Art Nationals, Youngwood, PA.

June 2013-Best of Show, 39th Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, Latrobe, PA.

July 2013- Award of Excellence and three Special Recognition awards in the 15th Annual Landscape Juried Online International Art Exhibition sponsered by Upstream People Gallery.

April 2013-Trendsetter Award, On-Line International Exhibition 2013 , sponsored by The National Oil And Acrylic Painters Society.

June 2012-Best of Show, Westmoreland Art Nationals, Youngwood, PA.

January 2012-"Fine Art: Professional" category winner in the CQ26 competition, held by Creative Quarterly, The Journal of Art & Design. Spring edition of the magazine.

January 2012-one of 30 international artists from 10 countries chosen to exhibit at the Jeffrey Leder Gallery International Paintings NYC Juried Exhibition in New York City.

December 2011-winner of Only Originals Second Annual National Invitational hosted by Only Originals Gallery of Fine Art (online). Juror: Carol Anna Fullerton-Samsel, Artist-Owner, Only Originals Gallery of Fine Art, Benton, AR.

November 2011-Best in Show, Fall Expo 2011 hosted by Infinity Art Gallery (online). Jurors: M. M. Dupay (artist), William Harrison (artist), and Igor Kraguljac (artist).

September 2011-Finalist in the Second Annual National Invitational Competition, Only Originals Gallery of Fine Art (online).

August 2011-Patricia Miller Friebert Award in the "24th Northern National Art Competition" for "Turkeys In The Hills", Nicolet College, Rhinelander, Wi

May 2011- Award of Excellence and three Special Recognition awards in the 13th Annual Contemporary Art Juried Online International Art Exhibition sponsered by Upstream People Gallery.

April 2011-1st place in Big Sky Awards(landscapes) at the Oklahoma Friendly 2011 National Juried Show.

May 2010-received an Award of Excellence and three Special Recognition Merit Awards for artwork in the "12th Annual Contemporary Art Juried Online International Art Exhibition" hosted by Upstream People Gallery.

April 2010- 1st place in "Big Frontier Awards" & honorable mention in "Friendly Faces Awards" at the Oklahoma Friendly 2010 National Juried Show. Juror: Mitch Lyons.

March 2010- Grand Prize in '2009 Garden Art Competition' hosted by Horticulture Magazine.

August 2009- Best of Show in First Fall 2009 Contemporary Art Online Exhibition, sponsored by artCompete, Cincinnati OH. Jurors: a regional panel of artists. Painting to be on exhibit at www.artcompete.com.

Item Reviews

Average Item Review

(41)

Delete Your Response

Deleting a response is permanent and cannot be undone. Your buyer's review will remain public and will not be editable.