Paul Daniel Curtis is a semi-retired attorney born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He is now back in Michigan having lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for two years helping out with two grandchildren.
The transition in career has led to a creative awakening in Paul. This journey has taken him from drawing cartoon figures for his children to drawing and creating birds and portraiture with pen and pencil to acrylic abstracts, floral still life and watercolor landscapes.
Along the way, portraiture drawing has found real meaning in Paul’s life with carving values and shapes from compulsion to creation. This creative process has found expression with charcoal, pencil and acrylic. Art has emerged with passion and commitment to discovery of what is inside and the willingness to let it out to be seen and enjoyed.
Emotion and discovery also offers experimentation with different materials to aid or enhance the creative process. Paul has surrendered to the subtlety of lines and color with a fixation on the intricacies of age and the expressive reflections as depicted in old men.
At 69 years of age, Paul is certainly a late bloomer. His only formal drawing education came in high school drafting which led him to attending Lawrence Technological University in pursuit of a degree in architecture.
Paul left Lawrence Tech to attend Wayne State University and ultimately Wayne’s Law School.
For well over 40 years Paul and his wife Daphne have been and continue to be collectors of art.