Knights of the Square TableKeith Thomson
Oil paint and ink on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
16 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 0 oz.
A small group huddles intently around a chess match in the park. "In the minds of the men in New York's Washington Square Park that day, it was the Battle of Hastings. On top of which, there was $5 on the line," jokes Keith Thomson. As an added layer, Keith plays up a retro green and purple color palette, giving the work a hint of the 1980s, although the scene could also be contemporary.
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.