About his work at MackeyBlue Curran says, "I would like to thank Karen Marsh for inviting me to exhibit my work and for helping hang the exhibition. While growing up in the South Shore of Long Island, I was given some marigold seeds and that started my appreciation for flowers. Nature was my connection to the world.
In art school, I learned about still life painting, which came easy to me. I agree with what the painter Fairfield Porter says, "One cannot arrange a still life. It just has to happen." That is how I like my own paintings to unfold."
"Snow is magical when it happens," says Curran. "It covers everything in white and all the shapes and tones are simplified. In the tree paintings 'First Snow' and 'Nor'eastern #2,' a view I see daily from my window, were painted in November, right after Storm Sandy. Each piece completed very quickly and in one session. And the painting 'Rooftop' was done in the Fall while my laundry was being done. Two months later after a snowstorm, I added the snow because it looked more beautiful.
I have been a painter for thirty years (friends remind me my whole life) and Hoboken has been my home for thirty years. The lushness of paint against the roughness of canvas along with color is a great experience. I hope you enjoy the exhibition."