My paintings focus on the human efforts of construction/habitation and the restorative qualities of the natural world.
Linking these frequently disparate components of existence are narrative neutral paintings consisting of simple color shapes that play out parallel relationships distilled from a critical view of life. Primarily, the body of work in various manifestations represents painterly invention; an inner peripheral vision documented.
I received Architecture degrees from UC Berkeley and practiced Architecture for over 30 years. Concurrently, I maintained a steady production of watercolor paintings and drawings which paralleled and inspired my architectural interests. When I discontinued my architectural practice in 2001 I began painting abstract landscapes in Sumi-ink/watercolor studying natural systems, Chinese Painting, Buddhism and Daoist thought. A selection of works on paper from this intensive period will be on display at the open studio.
In 2010 I started working in oil on linen and discovered a stronger and more direct way of painting which is constructed during the painting process; not designed or pre-conceived. I have entered into a vibrant phase of work which has advanced my connection to pure art having been informed by my previous years of creating watercolors and architecture. I am drifting into a significant understanding of the meaning of “the real” through a steady, directed and measured mixing and application of paint.
Over the last 40 years, I have had a number of exhibits and showings, open studios and sales. My home and oil painting studio is located at 39235 Pacific Reach, Sea Ranch where I will be exhibiting a variety of artworks in oil, watercolor and digital media. Additional paintings and writings can be explored at www.KeithWilsonArt.com.