A window washer swings across the picture plane, cleaning the invisible barrier between us and the New York skyline below. Soft, warm light reflects on the impressionist-style buildings. "The conditions were ideal for a painter seeking to capture the skyscrapers's collective majesty: it was a storybook sunny day, the light was golden, and the air was freakishly clear by New York standards" says Keith. "But then..."

- Keith Thomson

The Wrong Day to Paint a Cityscape

Oil paint and ink on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front

30" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.



Keith Thomson
Birmingham, Alabama

Getting to Know Keith

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.