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, 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.