"Farm House at Sunset" by Paul Keysar

“Farm House at Sunset”

12 x 20 in.

oil on linen

© 2016


Available through the Artist at 704.596.1286


About the Artist:

Paul Keysar is known for his classic, representational oil paintings and drawings of landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. He has received numerous awards for his portraits, including:

Dec 2015/Jan 2016 Second Place Overall, Plein Air Salon

2015 First Place, The Representational Art Conference

2015 Honorable Mention, Artistic Excellence, Southwest Art Magazine

2015 Honorable Mention, Portrait Society of America

2014 Certificate of Excellence, Portrait Society of America

2014 Best in Show, Richeson75 Figure/Portrait

2014 Finalist, figure/portrait category, The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Competition


For his plein air paintings, he has received:

2016 First Place, Plein Air Easton Quick Draw Rehearsal

2016 Honorable Mention, Plein Air Richmond

2016 Honorable Mention, NC Open Plein Air

2016 Second Place Quick Draw, Honorable Mention Overall, Harford County Plein Air Festival

2015 Best Work Overall, Plein Air Crush Weekend, Floyd, VA

Keysar’s painting “Jacob in Winter” was featured as the cover of Southwest Art Magazine‘s December 2015 issue. His painting “Alise with Her Head in the Clouds” is featured in the current (May/June 2017) issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine in the article “Today’s Masters – More Than Just Faces”.

He has a passion for the land and is intrigued with the interaction of man and nature. “As an artist, I am continually observing life around me. I am fascinated by the effects of light, atmosphere, and weather.”

Keysar started his formal art training at the age of fourteen with lessons at The Art League in Alexandria, Virginia. He studied the landscape with artist Carolyn Egeli and the figure with Robert Liberace and Dan Thompson. He graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Keysar’s greatest artistic influences have been the art of Homer, Eakins, and the Barbizon School, along with the contemporary work of Randall Exon, David Graeme Baker, and many others. He has participated in numerous solo and group shows, and his work is owned by collectors throughout the country. He is available to give demonstrations and lectures and serve as judge/juror for art competitions. Keysar offers private art lessons, classes, and workshops for beginner through advanced students in drawing and painting. He accepts portrait, landscape, and still life drawing and painting commissions. Keysar currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and children, and maintains a studio at ClearWater Artist Studios, in Concord, North Carolina.

See more of his work at www.PaulKeysar.com, or follow him on Instagram or Facebook @PaulKeysar.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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