About Walt Curlee
I have been a freelance illustrator for 25 years and have worked for a who's who of corporate America including Berol Pencils, Blockbuster Videos, Cirrus Logic, Clark American, Coors, Diamond Shamrock, Duracell, Frito-Lay, GameTek, H. E. B. Brand Grocery Co., Kellogg, Lucasarts, Mattel, MCI, Procter & Gamble, Orkin, Sega Genesis, and Thermos/Warner Brothers.
Born into a military family, I am the oldest of five boys. I started drawing at an early age. Due to my obsession with doodling, I had a tendency to neglect my school work. After 4 years in the Marine Corps, I acquired my art education at the Art Institute's of Fort Lauderdale and Atlanta. I work from my home studio and enjoy living the country life in rural Alabama, with my wife Vicki. My family consists of my two sons, Rusty (US Army) and Andrew and my two stepsons, Eric and Tim (US Army). I enjoy fishing, hiking, and playing horseshoes.
My art is my livelihood and by purchasing my original paintings, illustrations and prints you help put food on the table for my family (two sons at home, 8 cats, 1 toy yorky, 1 Russell Terrier, 1 peacock, 2 chickens, 2 cockatiels, 2 sun conures, 1 green-cheeked conure, 1 hedgehog, 1 bearded dragon, 1 frog-eyed geckos, my wife and me).
My art is my passion. The challenging aspect of painting is taking a familiar scene and creating my own personal vision of it. I invite you take a stroll into my paintings, to a slower time when life was simpler. A timeless world of rolling hills, patchwork farms; where you can almost smell the fresh air and fresh cut hay and hear the sounds of nature. I strive to create an enchanting world in my folksy Regionalism style, with a nostalgic feel of good times past.
Life is good and I try to enjoy it to the fullest!