The Early BikerKeith Thomson
Oil paint, ink on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
40 " h x 20 " w x 1.5 " d |5 lbs. 0 oz.
When artist Keith Thomson lived in the Bay Area, he rode his bike all over, but never on the Golden Gate Bridge. He says "The Early Biker" is a depiction of a dream. "Given the contrast between the fog and the bridge's orange vermilion hue - chosen specifically to enhance the bridge visibility in fog - it is also an impressionist's dream."
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.