UK Artist David Curtis paints in both oil and watercolor. He can use either medium to evoke sun filled scenes, rich with the contrast between deep dark and brilliant highlights, as well as the muted values of an overcast day.
In both mediums, he uses a rich palette, with color juxtapositions that make even his muted hues seem alive and energetic.
Curtis tackles a wide variety of plein air landscape subjects, from seaside to forest, city boulevards to small town gardens, as wall as boats, cars, trains and rustic interiors.
Cutis is the author of several books on painting, including A Light Touch: Successful Painting In Oils and A Personal View – David Curtis -The Landscape in Watercolor; and co-authored with Robin Capon, Painting with Impact, Light and Mood in Watercolour and Capturing the Moment in Oils.
He also has a number of instructional videos, some with titles corresponding to his books, A Light Touch: Landscapes in Oils with David Curtis, Light in the Landscape with David Curtis, A Personal View: Landscapes in Watercolour with David Curtis, Light Effects in Watercolour with David Curtis and Capturing the Moment in Oils. You can see trailers for some of them on YouTube.
There is an article about Curtis on Katherine Tyrrell’s Art of the Landscape that lists books and videos.