Joan Wadleigh Curran: Interview

Joan Wadleigh Curran, Cast Away, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches, 2015 (courtesy of the artist)
Joan Wadleigh Curran, Cast Away, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches, 2015 (courtesy of the artist)

Larry Groff interviews painter Joan Wadleigh Curran.

Curran remarks: "I think of my approach as a kind of hybrid involving careful description that incorporates still life and a kind of portraiture. I find objects seductive and hope for a kind of animism in how I paint them. I am particularly interested in the power of the object extracted from its local context. This allows me to manipulate composition and meaning. I am after a kind of intensity of engagement with the particularities I discover as I look and paint, and this process is similar to portraiture."