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Hello, my name is Kurt, thanks for stopping by! As you've already seen, my approach to art is straight forward, colorful, clean & simple. I am a graduate of Long Beach State University with a BA in ART, but feel that I am self taught! (is there any other way?) I enjoy creating images that are interesting,meaningful and that view life in a "colorful way". I illustrate "old school", using only the simplist tools of the trade,watercolor paint & paint brush, pen & ink. I paint because it allows me to enter that "ZONE" where my mind can wander freely and experience peace and fulfillment. When I'm not painting you can find me on the rocks & boulders of beautiful Idyllwild. I have found rock climbing to be fantastic exercise for the body as well as the soul! I hope you have found at least one piece that you have "connected" with, or been drawn to. It would be my pleasure to have my art find its way to your home or workplace. As you browse through my shop, please utilize the "enlarge" option, to fully appreciate the attention to detail. Commissioned Work Welcomed! I'm never too busy to "convo" if you have any questions or comments or just like to "talk art".

Thanks again for your interest, looking forward to hearing from you!

Take care, Kurt

Illustrated Music and Fine Art

Welcome to Hartel Art, Having been some days in preparation a splendid time is guaranteed for all! Thank You for stopping by and taking a look, enjoy your visit! If you have an idea for a unique piece of art, I would love to hear from you! Custom Orders Welcomed!