National award winning oil paintings and fine art prints and artful gifts for sale by me, Walt Curlee. See landscapes, florals, nostalgic, americana, historical and wildlife painting and fine art in my online art gallery.  
Thanks for taking the time to browse my art. I will be adding art that I have created over the years, including drawings, airbrush illustrations, and graphic acrylic painting from the 1980's to my website as time permits. If you have any questions, just  e-mail me call my home studio (334) 297-2733.
June 2012-Best of Show, Westmoreland Art Nationals, Youngwood, PA.
Turkeys in the Hills Rural Landscape Painting, oil on canvas, 16"x20"
July 2012-Merit Award 2012 ART KUDOS EXHIBITION (online). Juror: David Cohon, editor and publisher of artcritical. Juror's Statement: Whether the artist is knowingly mocking a kitsch sensibility or happens to have one him or herself actually doesn't matter: the picture earns merit for its handling of light, color and space rather than its social or historical commentary.
Blackberry Patch Rural Farm Landscape Painting,
oil on canvas, 16"x20"
Porch Music and Flatfoot Dancing
An Appalachian Family playing folk music on the front porch and flatfoot dancing. Granny is shelling beans and watching. Farm, crops, corn shocks and barn in the background.Created in 2014, oil on canvas, size is 16"x20".
Appalachian music is the traditional music of Appalachia.and developed over centuries of immigration and settlement. The earliest settlers in the Appalachian region were English, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh. The fiddle, which the settlers had brought with them, became the lead instrument in mountain dance music. The dulcimer also came westward with the settlers. The banjo and the guitar eventually became essential parts of Appalachian music as well.
Flatfoot dancing is an Appalachian tradition and a combination of several different kinds of dancing. There is a little of the Irish stepdance in it, sometimes a little polka shuffle, and perhaps a step or borrowed from what Southern blacks called tap dancing and other steps. There is no standard no standard steps so every dancer tends to do it alittle differently.
April 2013-Trendsetter Award, On-Line International Exhibition 2013 , sponsored by The National Oil And Acrylic Painters Society.
April 2013-Honorable Mention, Third Annual Art and Earth Celebration
Juried Art Exhibition , Martinsburg, WV.
Baling The Hay Rural Farm Landscape Painting,
oil on canvas, 16"x20"
June 2013- Award of Excellence and three Special Recognition awards in the 15th Annual Landscape Juried Online International Art Exhibition sponsored by Upstream People Gallery. Juror: Laurence Bradshaw, Professor of Art & Art History at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Juror's Statement: WALT CURLEE of Phenix City, Alabama is tremendously favored with a talent that shines through in every artist way. His "Autumn Apple Harvest" is a delight in its perfection of perfectly red apples, perfectly fruitful trees and even down to the perfect grass and the little creatures in the foreground. And "Blackberry Patch Rural Farm Landscape" is another magnificent masterpiece with awesome detailing and a full range of primary and secondary colors. The idea that all aspects of the farm is doing exactly what it is suppose to do. Also, "Deer In The High Meadow" is another show-stopper with such visual precision staged in an idealized setting with an awesome sense of perspective. And with the activity of shucking corn in an calming environment with grazing cows on the hills he presents "Shucking And Storing The Corn In The Corncrib". This scene should receive high praise for Nebraskan Cornhuskers.
Award of Excellence
Blackberry Patch Rural Landscape Painting,
oil on canvas, 16"x20"
Special Recognition Award
Autumn Apple Harvest Farm Painting,
oil on canvas, 16"x20"
Special Recognition Award
Shuching and Storing Corn in the Corn Crib Farm Painting,
oil on canvas, 16"x20"
Special Recognition Award
Deer in the High Meadow Country Landscape Painting,
oil on canvas, 16"x20"
June 2013-Best of Show, Westmoreland Art Nationals , Youngwood, PA.
June 2013- National Award of Excellence, Westmoreland Art Nationals, Latrobe, PA.

Blackberry Patch Rural Landscape Painting,
oil on canvas, 16"x20"

Blackberry Patch Rural Landscape Painting,
oil on canvas, 16"x20"
Latest Awards
New Rural country Farm Landscape Series
October 2013 - Best in Show, .2013 LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION, myartcontest.com

Autumn Wheat Harvest Rural Landscape Painting,
oil on canvas, 16"x20"
Small Town Winter Landscape Painting,
oil on canvas, 16"x20"
January 2014 - 1st Place, Four Points Contemporary 2nd Bi-annual Competition. Juror: Reginald Charles Adams, Executive Director at Museum of Cultural Arts Houston.
Autumn Wheat Harvest Rural Landscape Painting,
oil on canvas, 16"x20"
Newest Painting
Rural americana country farm landscape oil paintings and prints for sale, in a magic realism, folk art style by me, Walt Curlee, fine artist and national award winner. I invite you to take a stroll into my paintings to a slower time, when life was simpler. A timeless world of rolling hills and patchwork farms; where you can almost smell the fresh cut hay and air and hear the sounds of nature around you. I strive to create an enchanting world in my folksy style with a nostalgic feel of good times past.

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Blackberry Patch Rural Farm Landscape Painting,
oil on canvas, 16"x20"
May 2014 - Narrative Excellence Award, On-Line International Spring 2014, sponsored by The National Oil And Acrylic Painters Society.

June 2014 - 1st Place in Oil Category, LCAA National Juried Exhibition, sponsored by The Lancaster County Art Association, Strasburg, Pa.. Juror: Lilly Wel.
Autumn Apple Harvest Farm Landscape Painting,
oil on canvas, 16"x20"
July 2014- Award of Excellence and two Special Recognition awards in the 16th Annual Contemporary Juried Online International Art Exhibition sponsored by Upstream People Gallery. Juror: Laurence Bradshaw, Professor of Art & Art History at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Juror's Statement: WALT CURLEE of Phenix City, Alabama is one of the favorite artists in the show. His careful handling of farm scenery is spectacular. The sentiment felt in "Baling The Hay" is precise and engaging as it is developed on the rolling hills of the farmland. The overall green and gold warmth gives the scene a harmonious setting. Conversely, his "Small Town Winter Landscape" is definitely successful in terms of showing the chill in the air. The exquisite detailing of the tree bark down to the gray squirrel on the tree to the tracks of the rabbit and the glowing sky makes for an outstanding piece. And "Horn Of Plenty" is quite marvelous with all the fine details in all the many fruits, vegetables and grains, the rows of trees and plants and the wonderful perspective altogether with the cumulous cloud formations, all showing his outstanding skill and understanding of visual virtuosity.
Award of Excellence
  Horn Of Plenty,
oil on canvas, 16"x20"
Special Recognition Award
Small Town Winter Landscape Painting,
oil on canvas, 16"x20"
Special Recognition Award
Baling The Hay,
oil on canvas, 16"x20"
September 2014 - One of 40 artists accepted to prestigious Arts Guild New Jersy International Juried Exhibition. Dorrie Papademetriou, director of exhibitions and collections at Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, NJ. served as juror for the 2014 edition.
Autumn Wheat Harvest Rural Landscape Painting,
oil on canvas, 16"x20"