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Keith Wilkie

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Keith Wilkie
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Sailor, beach lover & traveler from an early age, Keith's paintings capture the quiet, peaceful and sometimes stormy nature of familiar coastal scenes, landscapes and waterway subjects. From the Chesapeake Bay and the Carolina coast 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 a 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, and a great deal of inspiration arrives while on the water in my boat. It’s calming for me – no matter what the circumstance. I try to capture those feelings, the light and colors when I paint, regardless of the subject.” Keith has exhibited work in galleries and museums in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Oregon, Wisconsin, California, North Carolina and South Carolina. Recently featured on the cover of Living Here magazine (Myrtle Beach), his work can be found in ?lan Magazine, American Art Collector, Southwest Art Magazine, Acrylic Works and Art Galleries and Artists of the South, his work has received numerous awards and is often selected to exhibit in prestigious marine and landscape art competitions. Painting from his home studio in McLean, VA, Keith’s work can be found in private collections across America as well as the permanent collection of the South Carolina Maritime Museum. Keith is a member of the American Society of Marine Artists, Oil Painters of America and a signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters.