I am the Artist-in-Residence and have my Ithaca studio in the North Star Art Gallery LLC. On the 1st Saturday of every month I display a new exhibition of my work, in conjunction with the Art Trail First Saturday events. Visit us Fridays through Sundays 11am to 4pm or by appointment and browse my figurative works and landscapes of the region and beyond.
My love of painting en plein air was nurtured growing up in the Endless Mountains region of Northeast Pennsylvania. I continue to paint along the Susquehanna River, but more often in the Finger Lakes Region during the Golden Hour, late afternoon. Other favorite locations are New England, Italy, and Ireland.
In 2016-2017 an overview of my 30 plus years of painting was exhibited at the Roberson Museum, Binghamton, NY, alled “Heliodelic Topography – Expressions of Sun-drenched Forms – the Art of Brian Keeler.” The catalog for this show includes most of the 95 paintings that were exhibited. I have won many honors over the years, most recently the Best Plein Air Painting January/February 2016 award from the Plein Art Magazine competition.
I continue to present teaching workshops and demonstrations and have an art instructional book, “Dramatic Color in the Landscape,” published by North Light Books, as well as instruction videos and catalogs, all available at my studio.
Video clips of how I begin a painting and progressions are posted on YouTube on my channel “MrBrianKeeler”.
Studio Location Details:
My studio is in a light gray Victorian with cupola at curve in the road at intersection with Besemer Hill Rd, on Snyder Hill Road. Please use the driveway marked “Art Trail” that leads to the gallery/studio wing.