Landscape artist Mark Keathley will conduct a Plein Air demonstration Friday, August 3 at 10 a.m. at Gallery D’May, 305 Washington Street Mall.
Mark Keathley (born 1963) grew up on the family cattle farm in East Texas and loved romping through the woods and across open fields. He spent most of his spare time outside chasing lizards, and trying to catch that illusive grand-daddy large mouth bass. It was here in this environment, where he first spied his mother’s oil painting box in the attic of his country hIn the early 1990′s, he entered a couple of paintings in the Cheyenne, Wyoming “Old West Museum Show” and won a couple of awards for his work. He also attended the “Texas Ranger Hall of Fame Art Show” in Waco Texas and twice won the “Popular Vote Award” for a couple of his pieces two years in a row. Everywhere he has gone, he has found great acceptance for his work, and his paintings hang in many homes around the world.
In April 2010, “Quiet Encounter” was selected for the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) 2011 core art program. The art program helps to further NWTF’s mission to conserve the wild turkey and preserve the heritage of hunting.
The exhibit runs August 1 thorough August 10. An artist reception will be held Saturday, August 4 at 7 p.m. at the gallery.