Working from life, and personal photographs, my work is an attempt to capture the exceptional within a simple, seemingly, ordinary moment. An investigation into the “every-day” reveals a paradoxical and fascinating complexity. My use of brush strokes, color, and texture of paint are an effort to arrive at an intimate and heightened sense of a moment or object. The variations of whites in a painted wall, the color of a discarded can, the shape of a shadow beneath a car, or the variety of textures at the meeting of nature and man-made object are what, to me, make life rich and exciting. By capturing the specificity of detail in the every-day things that surround us, I hope to communicate something universally true. Something that resonates with me, and with the viewer.
Keep received a BA in Fine Arts from Bryn Mawr College, studying under painter Ying Li. Keep’s work has been displayed at The Painting Center in NYC, The Studio School in NYC, and The Prallsville Mill in Stockton, NJ. Keep’s work is included in numerous personal collections, as well as those of Haverford College and The Solebury School. Keep currently lives and works year-round on Mount Desert Island, Maine.