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Artist Keith Wilkie


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Keith Wilkie, painter, sailor & traveler from an early age, captures the quiet, peaceful and sometimes stormy nature of familiar coastal scenes, landscapes and marine subjects.  From the Carolinas to the Chesapeake Bay to Europe, the Caribbean and beyond, his work evokes memorable maritime moments encountered by nearly all of us – whether it is a salty breeze at the beach, surf before an approaching storm, wildlife in the marsh or just fishing.
 
“My grandmother had a print of Winslow Homer's "Breezing Up" over her mantel and that scene pulled me in for as long as I can remember.  Water is definitely part of my soul, and it’s usually the salty variety.  I grew up fishing and boating with my grandfather and dad on the beaches and waterways of the Carolinas.  I can sit for hours and simply watch the water – whether rough or calm, sparkling from the sun or dark in the night.  A great deal of inspiration arrives while on the water in a boat, whether sailing, fishing or simply cruising local waterways.  Inspiring scenes are enjoyed daily while at our home on Yonges Island, exploring the surrounding Lowcountry or during travel overseas.  I try to capture those feelings, the light and mood when I paint, regardless of the subject.”
 
Keith’s work has been exhibited at the Annapolis Maritime Museum (Annapolis, MD), City Gallery (Charleston, SC), Coos Art Museum (Coos Bay, WA), Biggs Museum (Dover, DE), Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (Hagerstown, MD), Peninsula Gallery (Lewes, DE), the Buffalo Naval Park Museum (NY), South Carolina Maritime Museum (Georgetown, SC), Healdsburg Center for the Arts (Healdsburg, CA), Richesons School of Art & Museum (Kimberly, WI), The Gallery in Paso Robles (CA), Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage Museum (Hermitage, TN), the Cape Fear Studios (Fayetteville, NC), Gallery West (Alexandria, VA), Gallery Underground (Crystal [...]

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