The HorsemanKeith Thomson
Oil paint and ink on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
14 " h x 20 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 0 oz.
A man stands at the fence line of a horse race, watching the riders sprint past. Keith rendered the figure in crisp focus, placed against the blur of the athletes. His pose further contrasting his stillness with the movement on the track. Keith wryly says of his inspiration, "Because horse races are impressionist paintings just waiting to be painted."
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.