Curtis Stromme

sharon galligan

Curtis Stromme realized quite early that creating acrylic abstract paintings was what brought him pleasue. Utilizing paper rather than canvas, he applies acrylic paint with blocks to create vivid compositions. Some start with an intense blue background with additional colors skidding across the surface and sometimes colliding with those applied earlier. The layers of paint create a textural surface and metallic swirls and lines add vivacity. Curtis utilizes simple chrome frames so as not to detract from the artwork. This makes the paintings seem "to go on into infinity," he explains.

Curtis earned a B.A. from the University of the Pacific Art Department following a stint in the army during the Vietnam War. Despite occasional excursions into representational art, inspired by numerous trips to Portugal, he came to prefer creating abstracts. Curtis also produces what he calls art trading cards. These 2.5 x 3.5-inch abstracts were previously painted on card stock, but he has recently switched to mat board. Some of these cards come mounted on paper and can be framed for display.

Here are a few samples of Curtis's work

stromme4       stromme2

stromme3       stromme1      

trading card
2.5 x 3.5-inch Trading Card

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