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October Etude- Salmon Creek, oil on linen, 30x30, $3000
Topography of Light
Expressing and describing the beauty of light has been the focus of Brian Keeler's career in painting. Depicting the "topography of light" is the way he likes to describe this process, as this phrase communicates the way light plays across forms and describes their shapes. His work includes landscape, the figure, portraits, still life and allegorical work.
While the subject of the painting is specific, in a certain sense the light actually becomes the subject for Keeler and the scene or depiction takes on a secondary or supporting role. He often chooses the "Golden Hour" as the time for portraying the motifs he selects, as this late afternoon or early morning light accentuates the drama of any given scene. His figurative painting and other genres also incorporate a marvelous appreciation for the way light can reveal the world to us.
En Plein Air Workshops with Brian Keeler
Resume May 2021
Brian's Newest Work
Keeler’s work has won wide acclaim over the years. His paintings have been collected by many individuals, corporations, and museums. Two books have been illustrated by Keeler, one a children’s book and the other a treatise on a mystical theme. He also authored an art instructional book, Dramatic Color in the Landscape, published in 2014 by North Light Books.
Keeler has won many prestigious prizes over his career and his work has been featured in a career retrospective in 2018 at the Roberson Museum in Binghamton, New York.
"Autumnal Light - Still Life With Dante," oil on linen, 30x36