Keith Crowley

Region: South


City / State: sarasota, FL

 Impromptu photographs are the most useful beginnings for my paintings; it is important that the photographic image be generated from a snapshot from my daily routine. The images that arrive on my doorstep (versus ones that may have been predetermined) are what I instinctively trust most.

Emotional distance in imagery is something that I strongly identify with.

Landscape painting provides a vehicle with which most viewers can assign their own memories and personal projections (similarly to abstract painting), but like photography, there is specificity with the symbol/subject when we can assign our own experience. It is here that I hope my work can forge connections with its audience. Landscapes offer a stage where a viewer can transmit their history and simultaneously create emotive connection with what drove the painting in the first place.