Portrait Artist -- Curney Nuffer
Born in the Shenandoah Valley, Curney began his art education through the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School and Virginia Commonwealth University. He also studied with portrait artist Eloise Atkinson and continues to study with graduates of the prestigious Surikov Institute, founded in 1851 in Moscow, Russia.
"Although a portrait painter by vocation, Curney Nuffer is best known for his inspiration painting classes he teaches in Richmond. Curney is someone who will set up a sun-splashed still life outdoors and bring a cake to place in it - true dedication! His enthusiasm is contagious. He works en plein air as well as still life and landscape and truly just loves to paint. His style reflects his extensive work with Moscow's Surikov Institute Painters." - Laura Loe, artist and owner of Nimrod Hall Summer Art Program in Bath County, Virginia, 2014.
He has spent 23 years perfecting his 3-hour Portrait Paintings. You may schedule a sitting with Curney by calling the Crossroads Art Center at 804.278.8950 with your contact information.
Curney's studio is located at the Fulton Hill Studios in Richmond, and he also teaches classes locally at Crossroads Art Center. Curney will call and schedule a session with you either at the center or his studio.
The cost is between $925 - $1200 and sizes are 11x14 and 16x20.
Fall 2018 Painting and Drawing Classes with Curney Nuffer
“Painting the Nude Human Form”
Tuesday evenings, 6 pm to 9;00 pm | October 9 – Dec. 4
Crossroads Art Center, Classroom 2 | 2016 Staples Mill Rd, Richmond VA 23230
8 classes ( no class Thanksgiving week Nov. 20)
Curney Nuffer is offering painting classes for artists who would like to learn about painting the nude. A three hour class once a week to explore sketching first, then building the form of the human body by painting dark to light. The model will be lit and emphasis will be placed on seeing the values of the skin tones as well as using color.
The palette that Curney uses is specially mixed by Students in advance and originated at the Art Students League in New York. It requires the use of only 7 tube colors of paint and white. It is key to building a strong foundation for painting the human form based upon simplicity. Even if you don’t want to paint figures or portraits, the lessons you will learn will greatly improve your future work.
A supply list and more class info will be sent to every student via email in advance. No refunds once classes have started.
“The nude does not simply represent the body, but relates it, by analogy, to all structures that have become part of our imaginative experience”. ——Sir Kenneth Clark, former Director the National Gallery, London.
To register, send a check and a note with your name and choice of class day and time to Susan Dull at 304 Saint Davids Lane, Richmond, VA 23221. You can learn more about Curney at www.curneynuffer.com. You also may contact Susan Dull at 804.914.9791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curney Nuffer’s Fall 2018 Painting Classes
Crossroads Art Center, Classroom 1 | 2016 Staples Mill Rd., Richmond VA 23230
Classes start Oct. 1 and run through Dec. 4 | Mondays and Tuesdays
Mondays: – 1 to 4 pm | Tuesdays: – 10 to 1 pm
Cost: $270.00 for 9 Classes
To register, please email or call Susan Dull at 804-914-9791 or email@example.com.
Your payment/check in full reserves your place in class. A “new student info file” will be sent to you via email upon registration. You may make up any class on the other class day/time anytime during this semester. No refunds once classes have begun.