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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 planning. My 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. Painting is a discipline which requires practice, passion, devotion, focus and a steadfast 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

"Stan Kurth adeptly straddles the line between abstraction and representation in his works featuring emotion-laden compositions, color and edges." 
                           John A. Parks, Watercolor Artist, December 2019

 

Bio:

"Artist and workshop instructor Stan Kurth has drawn and painted most of his life. An aunt, who was an artist and art instructor, became a big influence even before he began school. Stan lives with the conviction of “fear not” and that same attitude permeates not just his life but his art. His focus and dedication to his work have earned him signature member status in several watercolor societies including the National Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. He currently lives in Arizona."

 

Interviews:

Learn to Paint Podcast

Creative Catalyst Blog

VoyagePhoenix

Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona 

 

 

 

 

Recent Work

Windowpane 47Windowpane No.47  -  36 X 36 inches  -  Mixed Media/Collage on Canvas

 

 

Windowpane 46Windowpane No.46  -  14 X 14 inches  -  Ink, Charcoal, Graphite and Gouache on Paper

 

 

Folly of ManWindowpane No.45  -  14 X 14 inches  -  Ink, Charcoal, Graphite and Gouache on Paper

 

 

Folly of ManFolly of Man  -  15 X 15 inches  -  Ink, Watercolor and Gouache on Paper

 



Coastal Anxiety No.37Coastal Anxiety No.37  -  15 X 15 inches  -  Ink, Watercolor and Gouache on Paper

 

 

windowpane #44 600Winndowpane #44  -  15 X 15 inches  -  Ink, Watercolor and Gouache on Paper

 

 

desert wall 600
Desert Wall  -  15 X 15 inches  -  Ink, Watercolor and Gouache on Paper