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Louise Timberlake Currin


I am primarily a landscape painter. I grew up on a farm and always had views of open land. In my journey of painting I continue to be drawn to the patterns of light and atmosphere in the landscape. I paint with the medium of watercolor because of its transparency and its ability to convey mood. It is sometimes uncontrollable and it still surprises me. In the studio, I begin with a thumbnail sketch and if I am working outside, I concentrate on the moment. I need to paint often so that I lose the worry of how a painting is going to look when finished. Painting regularly also helps me to retain the sense of the wetness of the paper and the amount of pigment needed. I find that the act of painting is more important than what I paint, because in the end, what counts is keeping the connection between the head and the brush in hand.

I am a native of North Carolina and presently reside in Hadley, Ma. I studied at Virginia Commonwealth and Syracuse U. and have taken workshops with Moira Hundley, Wm. Lawrence, Don Getz and most recently with Freckelton and Beal. I am a former member of the Art League of Alexandria, Va., the Virginia Watercolor Society and the Garden State WAtercolor Society. I am presently a member of the Southwestern w/c Society and the Academic Artist Assoc. I was formerly associated with The Artists Attic and the Loft Gallery in the Washington, D.C. area/

Juried Shows Include: Virginia WC Society Virginia Beach, Va. Academic Artist Show Springfield, Ma. Garden State WC Society Princeton, N.J. Southwestern WC Society Dallas, Tx. Springfield Art League Northeast Juried EXhibition Springfield, Ma. Western Federation of WC Soc. Park City, Utah New England WC Society Cooncord, Ma. Merit Award from the Southwestern WC Society Grumbacher Gold Medal Award from the Garden State WC Soc. David Gale Memorial Award from the Western Federation of WC Societies