Philip Michael Curtis
Date:Monday, October 1st, 2012
His foray into the art world began at only seven years old when his painting of the “Last Supper” toured his native Jamaica to much national acclaim.
Upon graduating the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, he began his way southward to Miami, Florida where he worked as a pastel courtroom artist for media moguls NBC and CBS.
Curtis’s talents soon got him noticed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films where his painting of “Maria” was featured in Denzel Washington’s hit film, “Out of Time”. His current Jazz series brings the viewer into the smoky jazz clubs reminiscent of the late 50’s and early 60’s. “There is always Jazz and incense drifting through my loft, ” he says. “It inspires me to paint or work on illustrations”. Many of his works feature jazz musicians, portraits of dignitaries, nudes and scenes of his island upbringing.
Be sure to see his newest works “Caribbean Jazz” at Lauderhill Arts Center on Saturday, October 6th from 7pm-11pm.
His loft is open to collectors and visitors alike from 7pm to 10pm on the 3rd Saturday of every month during the 1310 Gallery opening reception.