Years ago before my blog and kids, I worked at a greeting card company as an art director. I worked with some crazy talented people, one of whom was John Keeling.
Not only was John an incredible mentor and boss, but he is an incredibly talented painter. His gift for watercolor is only something I can admire, and I’m honored to (finally) own a piece of his work.
I have wanted to own an original John Keeling for years, and my wish came true. Recently I contacted John about painting our home. Unfortunately, it was the dead of winter. And my house looked like this:
I sent him a photo with a (terribly) photoshopped clematis plant along with the peonies I hope to plant this year. I also described what our trees look like in the spring and requested that John painted my kids on the bench.
John is such a talented artist, and his vision is perfect. I am sharing his work not only because he is my friend, but his work is too wonderful to not share! You can see more of his work on his website: www.JohnKeelingPaintings.com John’s portfolio ranges from everything from still life (Peonies with Bird Cage):
To florals (Narcissus Bunch):
To pet portraits (Wheaton Terriers):
Check out his “Shop” section where you can browse paintings and prints for purchase. John’s prints are professionally produced at a local gallery using the finest inks and archival quality paper stock.
Thanks so much to John for creating my most prized piece of art and something our family will treasure forever.
John’s artwork belongs on display and would beautifully grace any home.
Think of him (www.JohnKeelingPaintings.com) the next time you want to gift (or keep for yourself) a gorgeous piece of art.
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Go create something!
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4 thoughts on “John Keeling Art”
I not only am smitten with your watercolor of your beautiful home but also how/where you displayed it. I see your artistic eye throughout your home–the cart and objects seem to showcase the framed painting even more
John is so amazingly gifted, that this post actually caused me some anxiety. I was concerned about how to photograph the painting and where to hang it in my home. I appreciate your words of affirmation. Thanks so much, Gwen!
Sara, I was thrilled to read about this man – not only because of his lovely artwork, but because we share the same last name! Well, it was my maiden name, but it is so uncommon that i wonder how we might be related somewhere down the line. When I discovered the existence of Keeling Pottery in England and the dinnerware they have made over the years, I started collecting. Very fun to share with my family and children. Of course, the kids are grown with families and are not as enthusiastic as I am but someday they will thank me for all the “stuff” they will inherit! Or not.
Hi Cathy, How fun! I love that you collect things with your name, and I do think your family will be thankful for the stuff someday! 🙂 John Keeling is such a wonderful man and obviously crazy talented.