True story: At first I thought it was a pigeon. A big one. On closer look, I realized it was a pterodactyl. Which didn't make a whole lot of sense. Until I saw the kite string attached to it. This artwork received Honorable Mention in the LightSpaceTime Cityscapes Exhibition in February 2019.

- Keith Thomson

West 23rd Street

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

Signed on front

30" h x 42" w x 1.5" d
8 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.