David P. Curtis
Paintings and Plein Air Art Instruction

Virtual Plein Air Zoom Classes

Sight & Insight presents "Return to Essex: A Virtual/Plein Air Zoom Class

August 27-30, 2020  

Lorwen 'Connie' Nagle is joining me to offer "Return to Essex" A Virtual Plein Air Zoom Class. The class will include online presentations on Thursday and Friday with demonstrations and advice to help the Beginner - as well as the Seasoned Plein Air Painter - improve their Landscape Painting with the help of Gestalt Principles.

On Saturday and Sunday, students will venture forth to paint on location at the Allyn Cox Reservation, Essex County Greenbelt, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA 01929, or any other landscape you would like to paint. Please remember to respect others by wearing a mask and keeping your social distance when outdoors! This work will be critiqued virtually in the Zoom Classroom on Saturday and Sunday.

Red Barn, The Cox Reservation, Arnold Knauth 

Please note, you will need the Zoom application on your computer to participate in this class. This can be downloaded for free at Zoom.us 
The four sessions will meet via Zoom on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, (August 27-30). Meetings will begin at 5 pm and last approximately 50 minutes. Tuition is $100.00.
To sign up, please email me to register, davidpcurtis@comcast.net then send your tuition check, payable to David P. Curtis, to 30 Riverview Road, Gloucester, MA 01930-1614. 
If you have any questions, let me know. In the meantime, stay healthy and be safe! 

David P. Curtis, Sequestered, oil on linen, 16 x 20 in. Chipp Davis Wells and Amee B. Davis Memorial Award for Excellence in Painting, Welcome Back Exhibition, July 2020, Rockport Art Association & Museum, Rockport, MA


Due to the cancellation of my classes and workshops because of COVID-19, I am now offering PRIVATE CRITIQUES, 4 hours @ $100.00 per session.

The critique will be in my backyard in Gloucester, MA, with masks and social distancing.

David P. Curtis, Sunday Afternoon, oil on linen, 18 x 14 in. $3,500.00

Additionally, I will be giving PRIVATE INSTRUCTION, in my backyard with its wonderful flowering gardens. Again, 4 hours for $100.00! Dates available for Sundays, Mondays, or Tuesdays. Please email me with your preferred date and I’ll confirm if it is available. 


VIRTUAL CRITIQUES are also available. Please view the Critique page in the above MENU

Virtual Critique (per painting) $25.00
Highlights & Accents by David P. Curtis $35.00

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Or maybe you'd like a copy of my new book, Highlights & Accents, to delve into a discover fresh inspiration during this Lockdown?!

Highlights & Accents is an 88-page full-color paperback (11 x 8 ½ in) featuring more than 40 of my essays covering various artists and aspects of art — $ 35.00, including shipping. See add to cart above.

'Art is a Safe Haven'

I hope you and your loved ones remain safe and well during this present state/federal lockdown.

Art is a creative outlet while we have time on our hands. It engages our imagination, our energy, and our mental welfare. Everyone can create art and all those who have reached some success had to begin somewhere.

During hard times,' Art is a safe haven for individuals, helping them engage Heart, Hands, Mind, and Soul! Why not try creating a piece of Art of your own? And if you need instruction or critiques - let me know! I am here for you.

 The Yang Corner by David P Curtis, o/c, 16 x 12

Also, check out the Sight & Insight Podcast with artists Lorwen ‘Connie’ Nagle and David Curtis plus Art Researcher Judith Curtis at Sight&Insight Art is a Safe Haven  
In the meantime, Stay Healthy And Be Safe!