For thirty years, Carrie Curran has been a professional artist living in Arizona merging her passions for art and business. She is the well-known founder and lead instructor of Creative Color Art Studios, which offers a comprehensive selection of kids and adult art classes and was the first wine and paint destination in the Valley. Her widely established Young Vincent’s program at the Studio, offers art education and special events for children and teens. Carrie is the Founder of the Youth Academy at the Scottsdale Artist’s School and Fine Art for Children, is active in Arts in Education, and is a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Known for her Plein air work and bold, oversized floral canvas oil works, her paintings are full of life, movement, and texture. Carrie’s paintings are collected internationally in both private and corporate collections. She studied with well-respected artists around the world, including Quang Ho, Sherrie McGraw, Matt Smith, and Kevin McPherson. Her instruction and mentorship have provided the foundation for professional success in the fine arts to thousands of students for over three decades.
Carrie was the coordinator for PACE2018 Basics Course, and instructor for PAL2020 and is currently heading up the PACE2022 Basics Course.