Cat SittingKeith Thomson
Oil paint and ink on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
20 " h x 16 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 0 oz.
A house cat gazes out from a New York windowsill, the details and energy of the city distilled into a contemporary impressionism. Keith comments, "The question is, does she yearn to be out there, or does she think of it along the same lines as the TV?"
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.