Monday, November 23, 2009

A free book: Alfred Currier: Impasto

It is soon to be Thanksgiving, so in that spirit, I am giving away 5 copies of my art book. The 112-page full-color book focuses on my work in the past 15 years, including a chapter detailing my process. "Alfred Currier: Impasto" was published in 2003 by the University of Washington Press in association with Marquand Books. It was written by Ted Lindberg, former curator for the Vancouver Art Museum. It retails for $40. Shipping will be included.
To be eligible, all you need to do is post a comment on my blog answering the question: "What is your favorite quote on art ?". Sunday, I will draw five names at random then announce the winners! You must check back Sunday November 29, 2009 or after to lay claim as a winner.
My Favorite quote is from Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle: "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep".


  1. A little red goes a long way. Tom Marioni, Conceptual Artist

  2. "The human psyche includes many intrinsic qualities beyond the influence of fashion. Art that touches them will endure." Virgil Elliot, Traditional Oil Painting

  3. If you hear a voice within you saying "you are not a painter" then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
    Vincent Van Gogh

  4. I don't express myself in my paintings. I express my not-self.

  5. My quote is a from an entry on William Reese's blog, which he titled "Working Toward the Essential".

    "The old saying, "can't see the forest for the trees" furnishes a clue---if you can't see the forest for the trees you are not seeing the essential. The forest is essential; the trees incidental. The forest is the shape of form and the trees are only the variegation or sub shapes within the form and the leaves are the texture."

  6. Perceptive observation is seeing with your brain, feeling with your eyes, interpreting with your heart... Robert Wade

    Happy Thanksgiving

  7. Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
    Thomas Merton

  8. I have always loved, "ART is the elimination of the unnecessary." Pablo Picasso--via
    Jill Youde on a Christmas IOU to me many years ago--
    I have seen your book; it is extraordinary!

  9. “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.”
    Georgia O'Keeffe

  10. Thank you for your quotes as I really enjoyed seeing what moves someone with art.

    The following are winners and should contact me via my email:
    Enter "Book" and "your blogger name" on the "subject line" on the email. In the body of the email, please give me your mailing address. That's it and again thanks. Al

    1. Suzanne Carny
    2. Dinah the China
    3. 5minutesfromcool
    4. Carly
    5. Jan
    6. Liz
    7. Patricia Arndt
    8. Judith Youde
    9. Judith Heart Song

    I will allow one week for you to claim your book.

  11. Oh thank you so very much! I will so look forward to seeing it!

  12. I saw Carly's book yesterday. I wish I had seen this post when you did it! Love your work. I also already have a book! I now have your blog posted to my "favorites list". Thanks. Marsha


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