BJ Keith Artist artworks for sale
Artist: BJ Keith
Artworks for sale: 16.00
BJ Keith Artist Bio:
Motion and energy unite in a pervading voice through my paintings. I have tried many different styles over the years. Those first few brush strokes establish the motion and rhythm of the resulting work. I have tried planning a painting by doing sketches first, but I find that very restricting. I have also tried working slowly and methodically, but this tightens me up and I end up with something very controlled and over-worked. What works the best for me is to just set up a canvas and dive in. I work quickly and intuitively, composing as I go. The rapid pace, constant movement, and release of energy is translated in my work. When I’m painting, I’m totally involved in what I am doing and nothing else exists around me. I have spent many years as a metal sculptor, an opportunity that arose while studying for my bachelor’s degree in studio art, and it has provided me with a comfortable living for a very long time. I still enjoy the challenge of designing and constructing in metal, but it’s a very controlled and planned out process and never really fully allowed me to express what I had to say. Painting has finally given me my voice after so many years of silence – I have a lot to say. Painting is my passion, and for me transcends all other experiences. It is a challenge that delights me. I dreamed of being a painter as a little girl, but like most childhood dreams, circumstances and choices in life altered my path. Now, so many years later, I have returned to my first love.