We had the good fortune of connecting with Curt Baldwin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Curt, putting aside the decision to work for yourself, what other decisions were critical to your success?
I have the fortune to paint a subject that is very personal to me. So much like when an aspiring writer is advised by a more experienced one to “write what they know”, I paint what I know. My story does not appeal to everyone but when it does, the connection is immediate and strong.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
The straight forward answer is i paint old wooden boats. The more complex answer is I study water in order to paint atmosphere through the reflections of these boats. The results being very tranquil compositions that pair nicely with a chaotic world. I’m still very new to the art world and I’m learning as i go. Since everything has been put on hold indefinitely, i’m taking my time working on my craft and building up a fleet for the next time i can show
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My wife and I live in Montrose so we normally stick to our area. We love to eat well and drink cheap so when friends come to town we will take them anywhere on Westheimer. Our favorite restaurant right now is Nobies but we are really just waiting for Jordan Asher to revive his Dosi menu somewhere in town. Late night we will go to Valhalla, Alabama Ice house or Lola’s. Afterwards we end the night in our communal courtyard with our neighbors around a fire until it is time to go to bed.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout goes to Cooper Meadows of Recoop design. He took some of my work Round Top back before i was a full-time artist and proved to me that there was a market for it.