Sangres Art Guild

Westcliffe, CO

Curt Gillespie

Artist's Statement

Art has always been the mainstay of my life. My earliest memories are the awe I felt seeing the mountains at first light. I love the outdoors, and that’s mostly what I paint. Fresh dawn sunrises, architectural scenes, animal or people portraits, I hope to bring my paintings to life! Design is most important. As a chemist, I built molecules. In architecture, I built structures. That’s also the way I paint. I move from a foundation design to broad washes of color to carefully refined passages while building the painting. I'll never stop learning about the fine art of painting -- to do so would be a compromise. I continually seek to explore new subjects and new ways to increase the impact of my artwork.


  • Art for the Sangres, 2020
  • Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, 2020
  • Art for the Sangres, 2019
  • Colorado Watercolor Society State Watercolor Exhibition, 2019
  • International Watermedia - Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, 2019
  • U.S. Senator Cory Gardner, Art on Loan Program, 2017-2019
  • Rockies West National Exhibition, 2018
  • Aquarius Watermedia Exhibition, First Place, 2018
  • Alla Prima Westcliffe, First Place, 2018
  • International Watermedia - Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, Gold Level Award, 2015
  • Rockies West National 23rd Annual Watercolor Exhibition, 2015
  • U.S. Senator Michael F. Bennet, Art on Loan Program, 2013-2015