“Riding through high mountains at a young age and growing up in flower shops gave me great memories and inspired me to create beautiful scenes with the passion that I have for painting,” says Stafford. Stafford’s first body of work that he calls the “Mountain Series” depicts dramatic landscapes found in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado where he enjoyed hunting and fishing as a boy. Using a digital camera, he visits sites of beautiful scenery where he visually surveys the area to obtain a feel for the terrain that he portrays in his paintings. The results are beautiful scenic works of art that illustrate his unique style and skill with color and composition. In addition to his main body of work, he has completed a series of small paintings that he call “Floral Designs”. He also paints other scenes of interest, including dramatic and colorful skies. Curt and his wife Susan reside in Flora Vista, New Mexico.
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