Claudia Keep

Working from life, and personal photographs, my work is an attempt to capture the exceptional within a simple, seemingly, ordinary moment. An investigation into the "every-day" reveals a paradoxical and fascinating complexity.

My use of brush strokes, color, and texture of paint are an effort to arrive at an intimate and heightened sense of a moment or an object.

The variations of whites in a painted wall, the color of a discarded can, the shape of a shadow beneath a car, or the variety of textures at the meeting of nature and man-made object are what, to me, make life rich and exciting.

By capturing the specificity of detail in the every-day things that surround us, I hope to communicate something universally true.

Tea Roses
oil on masonite 12.5x12"

oil on masonite 10x8"

Carnation Bud
oil on masonite 8x12"

Yellow Flowers
oil on masonite 5x7"

Rose Bud I
oil on masonite 5x7"

Rose Bud II
oil on masonite 5x7"

Last of the Summer Flowers
oil on masonite 7.5x12"

Big Bud
oil on canvas 36x48"

oil on canvas 36x48"