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Keating Brian

Brian Keating
ie Ireland

I'm a professional Dublin artist living in the South of France.

I studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland.

A lot of my drawings are done on site and I also work from some of my old sketches, photographs and notes.

London is one of my favourite cities, it's a place I know well, having lived there.

With each drawing, I endeavour to capture a moment in time, hopefully portraying the movement, energy and direction within and surrounding the subject.

My drawings are in collections worldwide.

Je suis un professionnel de l'artiste Dublin vivant dans le sud de la France.

J'ai étudié au National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Irlande.

Beaucoup de mes dessins sont fait sur place et je travaille aussi à certains de mes vieux croquis, photos et notes.

Londres est l'une de mes villes préférées, c'est un endroit que je connais bien, y ayant vécu.

Avec chaque dessin, je m'efforce de capturer un moment dans le temps, nous espérons que la représentation du mouvement, d'énergie et d'orientation à l'intérieur et autour de l'objet.

Mes dessins sont dans les collections du monde entier.


About Brian Keating

I'm an Irish guy living and painting full-time, in the South of France.

I was born in Dublin, Ireland and attended the National College of Art and Design, (NCAD). After graduation I worked as a graphic designer on many of Ireland's leading magazines.

I enjoyed graphic design but my desire was to paint. So I eased out of design and into art.

Whilst I love most types of abstract art, My passion is Geometric Expressionism.

When I paint, I try to portray situations in time and/or the mind state. As I begin building the base colour, I allow my mind to wander. I siphon my thoughts and allow a concept to form. I then translate the mental image, ( through the medium of paint ) onto the canvas using brushes and knives.

I usually complete a painting in one sitting (2 to 15 hours) without a break. I'ts only when the painting is finished, that I fully realise what I've done.

I have given titles to most of my paintings but my art is open to the viewers' interpretations. I use strong primary colours to create positivity and sometimes I introduce a soft colour to "calm" the painting.

I like my art to be "Thought Provoking" and "Positive".