Carrie Curran is a nationally renowned artist, entrepreneur, teacher and mentor who has been featured in USA Today, Iconic life, Good Morning Arizona, The Luxe List, Az Big Media, The Paradise Valley Independent, The Scottsdale Progress, Live Better in Scottsdale.com, Raising Arizona Kids, and Images Arizona: Az Faces/Az Lifestyles/Az Places. For five years, she has been the Artist in Residence at the famed Hermosa Inn, rated No. 1 hotel in the Southwest and the No. 8 hotel in the country by Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards.
For thirty years, Carrie 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 Carrie Curran 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 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 has worked with well-respected artists around the world, including Quang Ho, Mark Daily, 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 is heading up the PACE2018 Basics Course.