S: Ted Keller at Carver Hill Gallery 2012
FC: Ted Keller | at Carver Hill Gallery 2012
1: Ted Keller: Feeling the Love | Cover painting "Moonlit Farm Union, Maine" Watercolor on Paper 11" x 15"
3: Watercolorist TED KELLER taught art courses for the University of Maine for twenty years. Formerly a sculptor and clay artist, Ted spends most of his time painting now. His images are loose, rich in color, and full of life and humor. The subject matter varies, but most of the paintings are about people in interesting environments. Some scenes are representative of a real place, others are imaginative. Ted says that he feels enormous love for the people he paints (hence the name for this show). He wants the viewer to understand that though his work can appear caricature-ish, he is absolutely showing reverence for his subjects. “I began by mostly painting outdoors in Maine. Now I work primarily in the studio. I put together paintings from pictures I have taken. I choose not to copy photos, but instead use parts of them; putting the parts together to create my own unique, but familiar, places and characters. The subject matter are mostly ordinary scenes and people. The images are full of familiar things - poles and wires, street signs, cars and trucks, humans, and anything else that happens to be there. I believe the sacred is found in the ordinary.” “As you look at my paintings, here are a few thoughts that might help. Watercolor is a very direct painting medium. It does not reward a lot of revision. There are rarely pencil lines in these works, as they are very spontaneous. Watercolors are quieter on the wall than oils, but they are very musical.” Ted Keller lived in Mid-Coast Maine for over thirty years and has recently moved to Taos, NM. He keeps a house in Union Maine for vacations and painting. Ted has a BFA in ceramics and painting from Syracuse University and an MFA in ceramics from the University of Montana. His work can be found on the walls of interesting people worldwide.
4: "Human Cafe II" Watercolor on Paper 18" x 24"
6: "Raining in Augusta, Maine" Watercolor on Paper 22" x 30"
8: "Maine 488" Watercolor on Paper 18" x 24"
10: "Elvis Twice" Watercolor on Paper 22" x 30"
12: "Backstreet Rockland Painter (The Landing)" Watercolor on Paper 18" x 24"
14: "New York Fantasy" Watercolor on Paper 22" x 30"
16: "Dunkin' Donuts, Rockland Maine" Watercolor on Paper 11" x 15"
18: "Behind Main Street, Rockland, Maine" Watercolor on Paper 18" x 24"
20: "Down Exchange Street, Portland, Maine" Watercolor on Paper 22" x 30"
22: "Twilight Farm, Union, Maine" Watercolor on Paper 18" x 24"
24: "Fourth of July Parade, Camden, Maine" Watercolor on Paper 18" x 24"
26: "Old Friends, Augusta, Maine" Watercolor on Paper 18" x 24"
28: "Shade at the Union Fair" Watercolor on Paper 22" x 30"
30: "Rockland Lobster Festival" Watercolor on Paper 18" x 24"
32: "The Bar" Watercolor on Paper 22" x 30"
33: TED KELLER - Portrait of the Artist | Represented by
34: TED KELLER Feeling the Love, 2012 | Images Copyright Ted Keller 2012 Text Copyright Jana Halwick, Carver Hill Gallery 2012. All rights reserved. Published by Press (Your Luck). http://www.carverhillgallery.com No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from: Carver Hill Gallery Jana Halwick - firstname.lastname@example.org
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