Curtis is an author & illustrator who has for the past 20 years been drawing for magazines, books, advertising, newspapers & packaging. He is also part of the design team at The Mail On Sunday newspaper, in London. In 1998, he scaled the work up by designing and making the sets for a national touring play about the life of Frankie Howerd, entitled ‘Titter Not!’ His watercolours are frequently exhibited in galleries and shows throughout the country, and many paintings are in international collections.
For the past six years he has been writing books, penning for the national art press and The Mail On Sunday travel section, and is currently working on his 17th book title. Curtis also lectures in National Diploma Art & Design and Creative Writing at the University College For The Creative Arts in Kent, visits art clubs around the country with his unconventional presentations and is a performance poet and painter. His appearance in a show a few years ago with Aussie comedian and Neighbours actor, Mark Little, went down a storm- quite literally.
National Diploma in Design, Graphic Design – Medway College Of Design 1985-87.
BA hons, Graphic Design(illustration) – Brighton Polytechnic 1987-90.
MA Narrative Sequential Illustration & Editorial Design – University of Brighton 1990-92
Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Post-Compulsory – University of Brighton 2006-2007
FHEA, accredited Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.
MIFL, accredited Member of The Institute for Learning and Teaching.
Book titles include:
The Watercolor Sketchbook Kit. (Chronicle Books. 2002)
New, Old Things. (Too Many Cooks Books. 2002)
Painting Great Masters by Numbers. (Reader’s Digest. 2003)
Watercolour Foundation Course. (Cassell. 2003)
Learn To Draw And Paint. (Watson Guptill. 2003)
Pastel Kit. (Chronicle Books. 2004)
Oil & Acrylic Foundation Course. (Cassell. May, 2004)
Graphic Design Foundation Course (Cassell. 2004)
Artists Materials by Lorraine Harrison (consultant editor) (Firefly 2005)
Watercolour Pencil Pack (Readers Digest 2006)
Complete Foundation Course. (Cassell. 2006)
Pastel Pack (Readers Digest. October 2007)
Complete Encyclopaedia of cartooning (with Ivan Hissey). (Anness. 2008/09)
Recently Illustrated: An Eccentric Tour Of Sussex. (Snake River Press. 2007)
Salacious Sussex. (Snake River Press. Pending)
Contact telephone no. 01273 600246