Well Known Artist, Curt Layman, Opens Gallery in Old Town Temecula

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Curt Layman, prolific Colorado Springs artist, has joined his sister Andrea Layman Hall's Front Street Gallery.

Curt Layman was born in Indianapolis in 1940 and grew up on a farm in Kansas. He received a BFA in painting and drawing from Texas Christian University, leaving a figure drawing in the Permanent Collection. A stint in the Army led him to edit a unit newspaper in Viet Nam where he also was a combat photographer. He learned the basics of handling Gouache watercolor and perspective as an architectural renderer in Kansas City with Scheffer Studio,then moved to Colorado Springs in the 70's to go out on his own. In the meantime he continued to draw whenever he could, teaching life drawing, taking graduate classes and painting oil landscapes. He has shown his work since at various galleries, sold a pastel landscape to US West, had a one man show and began designing theater sets after winning a design contest, then designed sets for the Aspen Music Festival Operas. He won Best of Show in the El Paso County Fair, and entered the Colorado State Fair show twice receiving an Honorable Mention in 1998-99. The last gallery he was in was the River Rock in 2001 and is preparing to hang some drawings in the University Of Colorado, Colorado Springs gallery. He lives in a motorhome which doubles as a moving studio. He has a son Tim and a daughter Rachel, both living in California. Following a sketching trip to California, Curt plans on staying on to join the Plein Air contingent of Southern California.

Mr Layman's work is available at The Country Porch, 28693 Old Town Front Street, Temecula, CA.

For more information call 909-489-2709 or go to http://www.frontstreetgallery.net.

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