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"

Rugosa
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"

Empty
oil on canvas 36x48"