Giehl and his husband spend much of their time on the waters across the South and North Forks of Long Island. His seascape paintings are all inspired from the numerous fishing trips in local waters. Like so many other artists, Giehl was drawn to the Hampton's for the amazing light and natural beauty. His seascape paintings highlight the subtleness of horizon – where air meets land meets water. Each painting is orchestrated to not only capture the physical beauty of the east end.
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Haus of Kurt, where is your haus and why do you choose to live there?
I live in the haus of Historic Arts Springs District. This location is perfect for us. We have Accabonac Harbor across the street for our paddle boards and kayaks and our boat is in Three Mile Harbor around the corner. I love that the Pollock Krasner House is just up the street from where we live. The Springs has such an amazing art history and there are so many talented artists who live here today.
Favorite place to travel to?
Is your home a curation of any specific destination/place?
Provincetown continues to be one of my favorite destinations. It’s a magical place where the light is as amazing as here on the east end of Long Island. The walk to the beach is an incredible experience of walking through massive dunes and pools of water. The restaurants and entertainment is always fun and there is also a major local art scene.
Who did the design for your house, if you- where did you get your inspiration?
My husband Jeff and I decorated our house with a little help from our designer friends. It’s a constant work in progress, but we simply collect things we love.
Martini. Although, I haven’t had one in three months after starting the Whole 30 diet in January. It was supposed to last 30 days, but now I’m just going with it.
Favorite item from Destination Haus and why?
I’m obsessed with the White Crushed Glass Plate. The perfect boho chic dinner plates. I love the combination of crushed glass shimmer with natural linen markings.
Guilty shopping pleasure?
It happens very rarely, but I love to catch a really, really good sale a Brunello Cuccinelli. The combination of a muted palette and beautiful materials checks every box for me.
If you had the chance to live during a different artistic movement other than now, which one would you choose?
Probably the Cubist movement. It was so radically different from what came before. I love the different perspectives and geometric aspect of the movement.
You explore painting in various sizes. What challenges do you face working with different scales? Do you prefer seeing your work at a certain size?
I love working with large canvases for my landscapes. There is something more freeing for me to work with large canvases. I enjoy the physicality of painting on a large canvas and getting lost in the painting. For my abstract and line paintings, I actually quite prefer very small canvas and board. For these paintings, I often create multi-paneled works that are almost mosaic in nature.
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