June Dawn in Rome
by Brian Keeler
24 x 26 in.
oil on linen
Brian Keeler – Italy and Exotic Lands
This painting represents Brian Keeler’s love of Italy as inspiration for works over three decades. Keeler’s love of the work of the masters is expressed in his coined term “swoon-ologia,” the emotional connection between the artist’s work and the viewer. He finds this powerfully in the works of the Italian masters and has followed in their footsteps literally and artistically to create such a powerful message in his works created during his more than twenty visits to Italy as artist and teacher. His “painterly realism” brings nuances of light and lush colors to both his landscape and figurative works.
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. Keeler has traveled extensively in Italy over the past 25 years where he paints and teaches workshops.
Brian Keeler’s works can be seen at The North Star Art Gallery in Ithaca, NY and The Argosy Gallery in Bar Harbor, Me.
Brian Keeler’s paintings of Italy and other exotic locations are part of his current show at North Star Art Gallery in Ithaca, New York through March 29th. He will be doing a presentation on “Light and Renaissance Art” at 4 pm on Saturday, March 21st at the gallery.
Brian’s exhibits, workshops, instructional books and videos are available at www.briankeeler.com.