Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Alfred Currier - Artist
Northwest painter Alfred Currier has been an artist for as long as he can remember. Plein air painting is his primary inspiration, though most of his gallery work has been done in studio. He focuses on vibrant color and a heavy impasto surface, often including architecture and figures in his compositions. Ted Lindberg's book about him, entitled Alfred Currier: Impasto, was dedicated to the Hispanic migrant workers from the tulip fields of the Skagit Valley that often appear in the paintings.
"As a painter, I'm more interested in the process of what I do more than the end product. Some painters are more interested in the end product than in the process. One might be a fine art painter and the other a commercial painter. The end products might look exactly the same from a viewer's standpoint. But, only the artist within knows whether or not it was fine art or not. It all has to do with process. It seems that art is primarily for the artist."