oil painting of human subjects seated around an older gentleman, looking distraught and giving him a cup to drink from
Brian Keeler, "The Hemlock Cup," oil on linen, 36 x 40 in, available through the North Star Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY

Brian Keeler: Expressing and describing the beauty of light has been the focus of Brian Keeler’s career in painting. Depicting the “topography of light” is the way he likes to describe this process, as this phrase communicates the way light plays across forms and describes their shapes. His work includes landscape, the figure, portraits, still life and allegorical work. While the subject of the painting is specific, in a certain sense the light actually becomes the subject for Keeler and the scene or depiction takes on a secondary or supporting role.

To read more about Brian, and read his new book, “Light on the Figure- Aspects of Painting People,” can be found on his website www.briankeeler.com.

To see more of Brian’s work, visit:

oil painting of clouds casting shadow on hills in the distance
Brian Keeler, “Flow of Light- June River Course”, oil on linen, 26 x 30 in, $2,800, available through the Mainstreet Galleries, in Kingston, PA.
oil painting of sunlight glow during sunset over mountains with house in foreground surrounded by trees
Brian Keeler, “Vernal Evening Light- Keuka,” oil on panel, 24 x 40 in, $3,800, available through the West End Gallery in Corning, NY