Intuitive painting is the act of making marks and spreading pigment on a surface until it conveys a personal aesthetic. There is no predetermined finish or elaborate pre-planning. These paintings are expressions of my life experience, everything which has touched and moved me along a path to the latest work. If the work fails to speak visually, no amount of esoteric rhetoric here will change it. It is a discipline which requires passion, devotion, focus and an undying spirit of pursuing something which will never be attained.

"There's a complex simplicity in Stan Kurth's paintings that is both paradoxical and straightforward. As he works with multiple layers of watercolor and gesso, his provocative images emerge. Ambiguity and form coalesce into a singular, cohesive vision that holds the viewer spellbound"

                    Betsy Dillard Stroud - Watercolor Masters and Legends: Secrets, Stories and Techniques from 34 Visionary Artists


I was born in Phoenix, Arizona and have lived in the area all my life, except four years in Flagstaff at Northern Arizona University earning a degree in History and English Literature. My aunt, an artist and art instructor, was a huge influence when I had not yet started school. I have drawn and painted most all of my life, and live with the conviction "fear not". My paintings are represented in private, public and corporate collections, and I have shown in numerous local, national and international juried exhibitions including the National Watercolor Society, China/NWS Small Image Exchange Exhibition, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, International Society of Acrylic Painters, San Diego Watercolor Society International, Arizona Watercolor Association, Arizona Artists Guild, and Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona. I am a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona and Arizona Watercolor Association. My work has been featured in American Artist Watercolor and Watercolor Artist. I teach workshops and share my process with many artist communities and organizations throughout the country.


Recent Work

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Loner #26 - 14 X 14 inches - Watercolor, Acrylic, Gesso and assorted other media on paper



Coastal Anxiety #27
Coastal Anxiety #27 - 14 X 20 inches - Watercolor, Acrylic, Gesso and assorted other media on paper



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Windowpane #17  -  24 X 24 inches  -  Mixed Media/Collage on Canvas



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Windowpane #16  -  24X 24 Inches  -  Mixed Media/Collage on Canvas