The Fire EscapistKeith Thomson
Oil paint and ink on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
36 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |6 lbs. 0 oz.
When a Saturday summer afternoon in Los Angeles finds you low on money, with no plans, nowhere to go, no one around, and no air conditioning in your apartment, the right book and the right fire safety apparatus can take you anywhere.
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.