Richard Curtis, Assistant Professor of Art, joins Corey Potter, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, in front of the mural Curtis painted in Thomas University’s fitness center.
Thomas University art professor paints murals
Along with a workout, Thomas University students can now enjoy artwork thanks to the work of Richard Curtis, TU’s Assistant Professor of Art.
Over the summer, Curtis painted a mural onto the fitness center wall featuring the TU Night Hawk logo and the TU crest over dumbbells.
Corey Potter, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, approached Curtis about using artwork to inspire school spirit in the fitness center.
“I asked Richard Curtis to paint the murals because I was told by numerous people that he was a very talented artist,” Potter said. “From the beginning, it was my hope to have someone from the TU family paint the murals and Richard was the man for the job.”
Curtis adorned the walls with artwork this summer.
“The addition of the artwork is also a nice touch for the recruiting process,” Potter said. “I have already had numerous recruits and their families take pictures with the artwork on the walls. I can’t thank Curtis enough for the work he has done for us.”
Curtis’ flare for mural painting isn’t limited to the TU campus. He also painted another mural at the Rose Bowl Lanes this summer.
“I took the image of a rose on a vine and morphed the vine into a bowling alley,” Curtis said.
Both murals had different techniques.
“It’s easier to work with flat shapes of color especially for the Night Hawk logo, simple is better,” Curtis said.
A native of Huntsville, Ala., Curtis has been a member of Thomas University since January 2011, where he shares his artistic skills with TU students on a regular basis.
Rich Curtis used his talents to create the mural that adorns a wall inside Rose Bowl Lanes in Thomasville.