Biker and SisterKeith Thomson
Oil paint and ink on Stretched canvas
Ready to hang
Signed on front
16 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |2 lbs. 0 oz.
"Give me one good reason I shouldn't kill you," said the biker, his gun pointed at my face.
I replied, "I can do a painting of you."
He mulled it. "Could you include my seventh grade teacher, Sister Mary Alvin? And use a mix of oil paint and ink, on stretched canvas—with the inch-and-a-half-thick stretcher bars, not the cheap-ass three-quarters-of-an-inch ones?"
Keith Thomson is a mixed-media artist whose art is packed with wit, humor, and ingenuity. He began his artistic career as a political cartoonist in the 90’s, a background that is reflected in the sharp storytelling of his artwork. His portfolio relishes in the escapism offered by art; each painting, though realistic in style, presents a scenario with a surreal and, at times, ironic twist. To begin a work, he sketches out his idea using an animation software. Then, he transfers the sketch onto the canvas and finally starts to layer oil paint. In addition to painting, he writes spy novels and nonfiction articles.