The Morning CommuteKeith Thomson
Oil paint and ink on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
24 " h x 36 " w x 1.5 " d |6 lbs. 0 oz.
An impressionist view of New York taxis sitting in traffic, broken up by a monarch butterfly delicately passing through the composition. "One need look no further than this monotonous morning commute to find evidence that no two days are alike, and that distinctions can alleviate the monotony altogether," says Keith Thomson.
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.