Kurt Brian Anderson was raised in Motown during the 60's which greatly influenced his love of the Arts. Later, while immersed in a full time career in medicine, raising a family and running an organic farm, he set sail on a self guided journey to rekindle his creative spirit through painting. Absorbing as much as possible through reading and video lessons, he began learning from those artists he admired most through workshops and personal instruction. Major influences of his include contemporary master Richard Schmid, Elizabeth Pollie and Marc Hanson.
Kurt resides in Harbor Springs, Michigan where natural beauty abounds. Much of his work is influenced by his surroundings. He enjoys direct painting from life which he feels not only reveals accurate values and colors, but truly captures the emotional response of the scene. The focused observation involved for his field studies form a rich memory palace allowing a vivid recall of the details of his experience such as weather, colors, light and mood. His work is characterized by a painterly, loose feel to it with clean, fresh color and expressiveness. He is interested in authentic original work that only the human hand can create.
Kurt has received training from Marc Hanson, Timothy Horn, Shelby Keefe, Elizabeth Pollie, Caesar Citraro, Alan Maciag, Bob Fagan, Catherine Carey, and Larry Blovits