Curtis Van Charles Sorensen is best known for his paintings of animals joyfully jumping above the horizon such as his mural City Foxes a temporary mural which sat under the 4th Ave bridge in East Village Calgary, AB. 2017-2019
For the past seven years Curtis has worked as a full time artist in Calgary on projects such as the set design for Alberta Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty, murals for the City of Calgary, and Disney Studios.
His deep rooted love for nature began as a child where he spent all his free time alone exploring the riverbanks near his childhood home in Saskatoon, SK. The time he spent fishing, swimming, catching crayfish and sleeping under the stars had a deep effect on him, which laid the foundation for who he is today.
His artwork references our natural surroundings as a way of exploring concepts of change, progression and interaction. Whether it's a patch of grass in the city centre or a mountain top deep in the Rockies. For him, nature is always present, and it harnesses the ability to elevate our emotional selves.