Welcome

 


Thank you for your interest in my artwork!  You can see my paintings by clicking on the links in the "online gallery" box to the right.   Or see my most current work and read my blog above by clicking "On the Easel".    Be sure to watch the video below about how I got started in the Art world and others on my "video" link above.  Each one tells a story about my art.

Art is a wonderful thing! It can inspire one to greatness, communicate powerful emotions, or move people in the most difficult way -- compelling them to sit still and simply "be".

I love sitting in a museum and looking at artwork  produced over the centuries (like my son Landon is doing here in Paris.)  Magnificent paintings stir the soul.  They cause me to ooooh and aaahhh, and this is good for me - it wakes me up.   Art is such a "gift."  I remain amazed at what artists do, and if it were not for those great paintings and stories of people that were recorded, not only would much of our visual past be lost, but the whole medium of paint and canvas would not be what it is today.   Every decade which passes brings more amazing art.  It seems we all feed off each other and inspire each other to greatness.

I want to invite you into the wonder of art so you can be stirred up to give your very own "Ooooo's and Aaaahhhh's".   Hopefully you will find one of your favorite places in history, or a peaceful spot for a quiet moment in time, as you sit and view my "perfect moments" or "places" -- captured in the "old" way of paint and canvas.  You are invited to come back and see what is "on the easel" (updated weekly) and send me an email if you have any questions or "dreams" of owning one of my paintings or prints.

 

 

How it all Began

 

Mark Keathley - Artist Statement 

Finding a compelling urge to draw even at age 5, Mark Keathley has always been surprised and excited by the magic of creating something out of nothing. “To see a reality 'appear' on a page or a canvas that was not there before has always excited me! Then as the “artiste',” to make it even better or more beautiful with design or light – this is the icing on the cake!” These internal motivators spill over into beautiful landscapes and western or wildlife art which he hopes, “inspires people to rest.” Confessing that life is “too busy for us all these days,” Mark's desire for the viewer or his collector is for them to be so drawn to his work that each viewing gives them a mini vacation of sorts, a moment to ponder and reflect, or even to dream. Mark believes “God created a world so diverse and magnificent that we can mix notes for music or color and design for beauty, even fragrance or spice for taste and do it for eternity and never duplicate what we have heard or seen, or tasted! The joy of “playing” in the medium of paint and “recreating” beautiful things for others to enjoy is where I was gifted, and so I create for your pleasure, too.” Painting is more than just a hobby for Mark Keathley, or something he “does.” It is a passionate pursuit of light, form, line, mass, value, hue and edges that communicate some deeper truth about life or better yet, inspires the viewer to really live.