Curlee Fine Art

Curlee Fine Art is the venue for original paintings, prints and ACEO's created by artist Walt Curlee.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft. Walt.
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 Institutes of Fort Lauderdale and Atlanta. I work from my home studio and enjoy living the country life in rural Alabama.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Playing horseshoes, camping, hiking and fishing. I really love trout fishing in north Georgia.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
Finding the time!

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
The most expensive, of course!

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I have always loved to draw. I have always drawn and painted. It's like a lifestyle thing and not a job.

What other shops out there do you love?
Elaine Lanoue has a nice folk art style

Jay H. does some nice water color and acrylic paintings

I also like
Jean Hutter's watercolor landscapes

What does your future hold?
I plan to enter more juried competitions and shows and to start getting my work and name out there in the fine art world.

Visit Walt at or at his Etsy store where he is currently featuring his "Rural Americana" series and offers free shipping for customers in the United States.