Fine art oil paintings
“The Scholar” by Debra Keirce, 12” x 14” Oil on Panel, Framed to 17 1/4" x 21 1/4", $1,585 INspired by “Astronomer by Candlelight” by Gerrit Dou, 1665, Oil on Panel, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

“INspired by the Masters” with Artist Debra Keirce

“My art journey has taken me to this place where I am finally understanding why I am drawn toward miniatures, and why I prefer classical realism to photorealism — in particular, why I love the Dutch masters and have since I was a kid. I love art that draws you IN,” says Debra Keirce.

Fine art oil paintings
“An Apple a Day” by Debra Keirce, 12″x14″, Oil on Panel, Framed to 14 3/4″x16 3/4″, $1,395
INspired by “The Basket of Apples”, by Paul Cezanne, 1895, Oil on Canvas, Art Institute of Chicago
Fine art oil paintings
“Girl Without a Pearl Earring” by Debra Keirce, 20″x16″, Oil on Panel, Framed to 22″x18″, $2,495
INspired by “Girl With a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer, 1665, Oil on Canvas, The Hague, Netherlands
Fine art oil paintings
“Water Lilies” by Debra Keirce, 12″x12″, Oil on Panel, 17″x17″ Framed, $1,145
INspired by “Water Lilies” by Claude Monet, 1916, Oil on Canvas, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

“The Dutch masters painted in exquisite detail, similar to miniature art, and that alone invites you to lean in and look closer. Also, the 17th-century pieces are quite often composed in a way that invites you into the painting. My personal goal in my art is to give the viewer an experience. I try to stimulate all the senses. I want them to feel they are IN the painting, feeling the heat or the splash of the wave, smelling the flowers, hearing the birds chirping in the distance. I thought by capitalizing the IN in Inspired, it would convey some of that.”

Fine art oil paintings
“Tarts” by Debra Keirce, 30″x40″, Oil on Brushed Aluminum Panel, Framed to 34″x44″, $5,975
INspired by “Banquet Piece With Mince Pie” by Willem Claesz Heda, 1635, Oil on Canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Fine art oil paintings
“Pears, Peanuts and a Glass of Wine” by Debra Keirce, 4″x6″, Oil on panel, Framed to 7 1/2″ x 9 1/2″, $445
INspired by “Pears, Walnuts and Glass of Wine” by Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, 1768, Oil on Canvas, Louvre, Paris, France
Fine art oil paintings
“Son of Woman” by Debra Keirce, 21 1/2″ x 17 1/4″ Oil on Panel, Framed to 23 1/2″ x 19 1/4″, $2,545
INspired by “Son of Man” by Rene’ Magritte, 1964, Oil on Canvas, Private Collection

“INspired By the Masters” is on view at Seaside Art Gallery (Nags Head, NC) through December 29, 2018. View the story behind the inspiration for each piece, along with the master paintings that inspired them, at https://seasideart.com/collections/inspired-by-the-masters.

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