Brian Keeler, “Cayuga Scullers, July Evening,” oil on linen, 22 x 54 inches

Four dozen works by this accomplished colorist head to the walls of North Star Art Gallery through August 31. Featuring scenes in disparate locations from Ithaca, to Italy, to Pennsylvania and more, collectors don’t want to miss this artist’s impressive range.

“On the Water” is a selling exhibition on view at North Star Gallery in Ithaca, New York, through August 31. Featuring the works of artist Brian Keeler, the exhibition is an impressive display of Keeler’s skill as both a colorist and composer of engaging scenes. The show presents some four dozen works that demonstrate Keeler’s powerful expression of the drama of water in landscape scenes. The works are of scenes in disparate locations from Ithaca, to Italy, to Pennsylvania and more. The works express a range of moods of sky, water, and hills.

Brian Keeler, “Susquehanna July River Mist,” oil on linen, 40 x 44 inches
Brian Keeler, “River Rhythms-French Azilum, PA,” oil on canvas, 44 x 48 inches
Brian Keeler, “River of the Poets, Tiber in Rome,” oil on linen, 36 x 40 inches

There is a soft long downshot on Seneca Lake at sunset … and some fabulous paintings of the Cascadilla Gorge here in Ithaca … light flaring, colors shimmering and dancing … somewhat more expressionistic works. Scullers ply the Cayuga Inlet on a July day under towering summer cumulus clouds, and there is an impressionist pastel evening on Wyalusing Creek in Pennsylvania as soft and mysterious as Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.

To learn more, visit North Star Gallery.

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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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