I am Curtis Victor Wyka aka Curt and Rising Eagle, an accomplished artist and musician originally from Long Island N.Y. Born 1953, started my love for art & music at a very young age. I was making art as a boy in elementary school. I seemed to have some natural talent and continued to draw and paint from then on. Majored in art & music through college. Inspired by Van Gogh, Picasso, Jackson Pollack, colorists and abstractionism. I also attended the Ringling School of art & design, expanding my art career painting in oils and acrylics & printmaking in Sarasota Florida. I have spent a lot of my life over the past 24 years in the beautiful Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona known as a vortex and mecca for Southwestern art, the colors used with Hopi and Navajo Indian culture heavily influencing Art & Music that I love. Selling artwork in the Florida and Arizona art scenes show the Western influence and vivid colors within my art & music.