Pure Plein Air, Mark's Lotus Pond
Oil on Canvas
16 x 12 inches
Signed Lower Left
Keith is amazingly diverse, with styles that range from classical realism, impressionism, pointillism and plein air – always painted with his recognizable “Voice” even in these divergent styles. He often puts surprises and symbols in his work such as a Kewpie doll.
"The Kewpie symbolizes the fresh mind of a child, the fearless uninhibited expression of pure delight in the present moment. It is play, spontaneous dancing, the inner child unfettered by the past and future, the real treasure given to us in moments of grace in this strange, mysterious and beautiful carnival of life."
Keith Klein’s work is part of the collection(s) of the Princess of Saudi Arabia, Cincinnati Bell, Converges, Cincinnati Financial and many prestigious private collections across the United States.
Keith’s studio in Florence, Kentucky was built in 1903 and was once the First Florence Deposit Bank. Keith teaches classes in oil painting, acrylics, pastels and watercolor five days a week in his studio. Many of his students are accepted into prestigious Governor's School for the Arts and have been awarded full scholarships for college. He also has a special affinity and gift for teaching special needs children and adults.