About Stephen P. Curry

Curry’s artwork has always been about nature, but his experimental techniques on how to make paintings have made his works transcend the traditional. He has experimented with different materials as well, to give his paintings a new feel and add to the ‘what if” factor. Curry’s landscapes are not about an idyllic world that is untouched by human hands, instead they deal with the human entrance into nature, and not the intrusive kind, but the real kind. His works remind us of where we stand in the mix of nature and technology so prevalent in our popular culture. –
“My primary concern is with the act of painting and the act of seeing. I try to approach each painting fresh and without preconceived ideas about the finished painting. I usually work directly from a still life set up. The subject matter is painted realistically initially, and then maybe blurred out, partially painted over or completely obliterated. This depends on everything from compositional considerations to intentional destruction. The painting process becomes a visual conversation between myself and the image as it evolves on the canvas. Once the painting is finished my conversation ends and a conversation between the painting and the viewer begins. Everyone perceives it differently and takes from the painting what they want depending on ones own experience.”

— Stephen P. Curry

After attending Curry’s exhibition at QCA in 2001, art critic Robert Pincus wrote in Art in America:

“In spirit, his art reveals a kinship to that visionary strain in American landscape that runs from Ryder to Dove, O’Keeffe and Hartley.”