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Thursday, June 26, 2008

MOOSEY'S BDAY - new works - art show in ohio this weekend....

hi all!! today is a very special day -- it is our baby boy moosey's 3rd B-DAY!!

surprise surprise... he got two new soccer balls (as he goes through them like crazy!!!) so today he will be going for a long walk, playing some soccer, and (as long as it doesn't rain) having some company for his b-day both the furry and human kind -- i will of course post his bday pics probably next week.


below is one of my most recent mixed media works that will be going to my art show with me this weekend... title: the party's over...


two of my latest abstracts that will be attending my art show in ohio this weekend are, 'somethings gotta give' and 'enough is enough'....

24" x 48" x 1.5" - somethings gotta give

60" x 48" x 1.5" - enough is enough

36" x 48" x 1.5" - validation

I will be in Columbus Ohio this weekend (show is friday night, saturday and sunday) for the easton art affair. if you are one of my collectors in the ohio area and are looking for something to do this weekend stop by and say hey! i will have original works on canvas (three show on above and three other abstracts and mixed media), i will also have some original paintings on paper, some signed art books and more! --- the show is located in the south district of town square in columbus - in the easton town center (the entertainment of columbus).
June 27 – 29, 2008
Friday: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

ABSTRACT ART - original paintings and fine art giclee prints

RAW FOOD - diet info, testimonials, before & afters, books and more

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

getting even.. who needs a reality check.. artist trading cards / aceo / miniature art and more....

hi everyone!! tons of good stuff going on here... the weather is beautiful.. i' spent some time outdoors doing some collage work yesterday. will post pics when it is finished.. it is a womans face.. a little (for-ev-er -ish) if you remember that work of mine.. but not really. didn't feel like cutting and pasting in the studio so took it outdoors yesteray --- which was really quite a treat because my soccer playing boy moose (who has a very serious obsession with soccer balls) was literally dropping a ball in my lap every minute so i'd throw a ball... cut a little.. .throw a ball.. cut a little. and my baby stoney got a new baby pool for the backyard (he is as obsessed with water as moose is with soccer) -- so when i wasn't being bombarded with soccer balls from the MOOSE my little lover boy stoney (aka mr bones) would come by me (just after emerging from the baby pool) to stand right by me and s-h-a-k-e all the water off. which was tooooooooooo cute because stoney has facial expressions like NO other -- and every time he would do it he would have this shit eating grin on his face! my little angels... love 'em! -- (for those of u who keep up with their pics some new ones for this month were uploaded the other day.)

okay.. so below are some quick updates on new works, ending at auction, new at auction, keck miniature art and lots more... this is a long one folks so grab a smoothie or fresh squeezed glass of oj (don't tell me if you are grabbing a cup of coffee.. because i will just tell you WHY you shouldn't be drinking it) and get comfy.....


here is my latest mixed media work titled, getting even...

title: getting even
size: 48" x 48" x 1.5"
mixed media on canvas
gallery retail: $3450.00

close-up 1
close-up 2
room view

i'm in love with this piece and it is currently hanging in my living room!

and some of my most recent abstracts....

title: hit or miss
size: 48" x 60" x 1.5"
acrylic, graphite, ink, charcoal on canvas
gallery retail: $3500.00

close-up 1
close-up 2
room view

title: one fell swoop
size: 48" x 60" x 1.5"
oil, acrylic, graphite on canvas
gallery retail: $3500.00

close-up 1
close-up 2
room view

title: come hell or high water
size: 36" x 60" x 1.5"
acrylic, oil, graphite on canvas
gallery retail: $2800.00

close-up 1
close-up 2
room view

title: not worth the candle
size: 36" x 60" x 1.5"
acrylic & graphite on canvas
gallery retail: $2800.00

close-up 1
close-up 2
room view


Ending Tonight: let the chips fall...

let the chips fall
48" x 60
gallery retail: $3900
current bid: $1850.00

Ending Tomorrow: reality check....

i apologize i didn't get any newsletter notice out on the addition of this auction to my auction site. got busy here and there is only a day left. click on the image below you can access the auction. i wasn't really wanting to list this one at auction.. but hubby loves it. if you've met hubby and i at the shows or know us from phone calls/emails then you know that he and i are night and day, have little to no common interests and agree on NOTHING. the works i love he usually hates -- -when he goes to hang my abstract works (if i don't sign them) he usually photographs them upside down (we see everything DIFFERENTLY!) -- the good lord only knows how we get along so well... and how we've made it together 19 years... neither of us will ever know ;-) --- so hubby's choice currently at auction - reality check....

so looking at his auction (with no bids... yes you can rest assured i am reminding him every hour - LOL!) we were laughing about the reality check auction last night (when i told him he needed a reality check) and together we actually agreed on something and decided we'd try something new and let my newsletter subscribers decide which of my original works they would like to see listed at auction . so if you get a spare minute please take the survey below and let us know which original painting YOU would like to see listed at auction. (THE SURVEY WILL END IN TWO DAYS - AT NOON ON JUNE 19TH) and the original painting with the majority of votes will list at auction this thursday evening for a 5 day auction.

and... as an incentive to participate in the survey, IF you participate in the survey, register at (using the same email address you use in the survey) - bid in the auction and win the auction you will receive 20% OFF your auction end price.


SURVEY: Which Keck original painting do you want to see at auction?

TAKE SURVEY HERE - (which keck original do you want to see at auction)

if you took the survey yesterday (how /where did you find out about my art) and you tried using the coupon code on my latest book - I apologize - the site was not set up for the book to use the coupon code - a couple of you called to order -- but in case anyone did try using it on the book yesterday and the discount wasn't showing up we are sorry about any inconvenience - it has been fixed and does reflect now on the site. (sorry!)

KECK - MINIATURE ART: Artist Trading Cards - ACEO - Mail Art

for the past year.. perhaps a little longer i've been making miniature paintings and collages on 2.5 x 3.5 inch canvas and paper. i've never traded them or sold them. i have.. i don't know.. i'd guess a couple hundred of them or better. the first one i made i actually made with the intention to sell as an ACEO on eBay and never did. after that i did a little reading on the history of mail art, artist trading cards, aceo's miniature art and found it quite interesting -- if i ever have the time i'll put up a page on my site about the similarties, differences, origins, etc. but anyway i liked the idea of little art and started making it. the first aceo i made that i didn't sell actually got me started in painting my large abstract paintings in my wish list series... i don't even know if i have that one anymore. it is probably in my drawer but ??? not sure.

below are some of my personal favorites.... (the quality of the photos is pretty poor.. these were not shot with my hasselblad as i am sure you will be able to tell).

and i've done quite a few celebrity ones... there was an article in a fashion magazine and one of the people in the interview was hotelier jeff klein and he was saying how he didn't allow people like lindsay lohan and paris hilton in his hotels and "If you say Paris Hilton's staying in your hotel all of a sudden your cheap and tacky". so there is a little pic of jeff klein kicking li-lo out on her ass.. and paris in a court jester suit.. blah,blah,blah well the card i guess is pretty much self-explanatory.. but i thought it was funny.

i've got circle drawing ones, collage ones like one i did not too long ago - a few weeks ago - titled - 'how to develop a winning streak'.... this one i actually worked on in the truck on my way back and forth to exhibiting at the artist project in chicago.. the artist project part of it is actually from scott's name tag pass that you had to wear during the show.

i work on them off and on... usually late at night... or if we go on a long trip somewhere in the car i do a lot of the circle ones and the tiny collage ones. a collector that came into my gallery for an appt last week came into my studio (sometimes i let people in... sometimes i don't... i'm picky that way) --- anyway a few of them were laying on my floor and he picked one up we started talking about it so i went to the other side of my studio and pulled open my drawer where i stash all of them and we spent about an hour just looking through them and talking about them. i had a good time showing them to him and he was really interested in them so it was a lot of fun and i figured i snap some pics and show here in my newsletter so you can see some of the other things i work on that doesn't get shown.





Friday, June 13, 2008

updates.. new book, new work, at auction.. the boys

hi all!! well i have been meaning to email from last weekend and haven't yet had a chance. went to chicago on friday night for our friend, William Hunter's gallery opening in chicago - in vitro gallery. it was a great time he was showing some great artists work and some of his throughout the building as well. had a nice dinner at karyn's (of course) before hand. it's been a busy week with commissions and painting for upcoming shows. the weather has been beautiful and the boys have been enjoying their daily trips to the pond...


my new book titled, Untalented: SEEKING Unprincipled and/or Utterly Bewildered is done!! i am really thrilled with how it turned out!! it is a beautiful 11" x 13", full color 160 page hard back with image wrap. i am taking pre-orders for the book so if you would like to save on s/h and have your order placed with our bulk order phone into the gallery at 219.866.7552. the book will be retailing for $199 (plus s/h) -- if you place your order when we make our bulk order you will not have to pay s/h. so place order with us through the gallery before Sunday midnight c.s.t. - paypal id: or phone 219.866.7552



the work on the cover of my book is one of my most recent paintings, titled: The Last Laugh.

the last laugh

48" x 72"

oil, acrylic, graphite on canvas

the original of this work is available through This work has never exihibited publicly yet, it will be exhibiting (unless sold beforehand) for the first time at The Magnificent Mile art festival in Chicago that i will be exhibiting in in July.

some other of my more recent works....

between a rock and a hard place

48" x 60"

acrylic, graphite, texture on canvas

this exhibited during neo-con in chicago last week and is with a chicago art dealer

rude awakening

48" x 60"

acrylic, graphite on canvas

this exhibited during neo-con in chicago last week and is with one of my dealers in chicago

the last laugh

48" x 72"

oil, acrylic, graphite on canvas

never say never

36" x 60"

(original sold during deerfield art festival - see for fine art giclee print of this work)

it's not over yet

36" x 60"

(the original of this work also sold during deerfield art festival - see for fine art giclee print of this work)

let the chips fall...

48" x 60"

oil, acrylic, graphite on canvas

the painting above, let the chips fall is one of my most recent paintings and is currently available at auction

I auction a select few original paintings off through my auction site, each with a 1.00 start and a reserve price set at my dealer pricing... it gives my collectors who have supported me throughout the years a chance to purchase one of my originals at pricing as low as dealer cost.

so that's about it for now... it's about to storm here... i'm off to paint! ciao!







Sunday, June 1, 2008

art business news article - deerfield fine art festival - eliteXC.. move over dana??

hi boys & girls!


big THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by to view my art at the cuneo and deerfield art festivals in illinois the past two weekends. we had an amazing show this weekend so i also wanted to say thank you to debbie of dwevents (the shows promoter) who saw me at the artist project and sent me an invite to participate in their shows -- THANK YOU!! we look very forward to deerfield fine art festival next year!! several originals sold this weekend... breaking point, never say never, it's not over yet, and adaptation sold. --- hubby was not suppose to sell adaptation... which i didn't even know that it had ended up at the show. anyhooo it was not photographed yet (my fault actually) and it was the first work in a series i've been working on where i am putting to use all of the rags from studio (yeah i guess i am going through my 'recycling' stage again). can't help it really as this planet is filled with so much garbage and the amount of trash i make in my studio is honestly sickening.. so anyway... this was the first one of the works in this series. there are four so far.. i will put up pics as soon as we get them photographed.


i was recently interviewed for an article art business news is doing on women and art.. not sure when it is coming out but i will find out and post it on my events and news page as soon as i know. i think there are 5 or 6 female artists that will be featured in the article. -- i think i need to hire a 'writer' to answer interview questions for me... i'm honestly just awful at it. it's like talking about my art at art exhibits.. i suck at that too. i don't know why either.. i love to talk (just ask hubby... or any of my friends).. so it isn't like i'm shy... i guess i just would rather make art than talk about it. (but i am VERY thankful to have been interviewed so THANK YOU jennifer & debbie for thinking of me for the article - much appreciated!)

eliteXC --- move over Dana???

okay... so if you read my blog you know i am not only obsessed with johnny depp.. but i am also obsessed with mma and the hot boys of the UFC. well.... WHO WATCHED CBS and eliteXC last night???????????? I DID!!! there were no real hot boys there last night... at least not in the ring anyway... (*my cutie MATT HUGHES was in the corner for lawler. and i LOVE matt hughes!!) -- so i couldn't really go with my hotness factor of judging fights. and none of the fights were really very good imho with the EXCEPTION of the GIRL FIGHT!!! ALL I CAN SAY IS OMG

so if you hadn't heard of eliteXC before you may have caught it on CBS last night (i didn't know that it was going to be on prime time and hubby was just flipping through the guide and we caught it last minute) -- but anyway if you did watch then you HAVE to agree that the girl fight was the BEST fight of the night - hands down!!!

Gina Carrano (mma fighter - and american gladiators star) who is GORGEOUS btw - kicked some major ass last night!! she is amazing.. just really great at what she does. it was a terrific fight.. i was screaming and squirming around. i think women fight harder than men... or maybe not 'harder' but they are just more vicious. anyway they put on a really thrilling fight for the audience - i loved it!! Kaitlin Young (Gina's opponent) was really tough too... but Gina destroyed her... did you see her face???

so what is going on with the UFC?? does dana have to worry about eliteXC??? as with anything else, when something is successful it will be knocked off. dana, regardless whether the fighters who have fought in the UFC love him or hate him did amazing things for mma. so now eliteXC will probably start to really take off.. and along will come another and another. one thing i think dana has to start to consider is letting women in to the UFC.

so i guess that's it for now.. i've rambled long enough.. some shows coming up at the end of this month in ohio so i will be busy painting again to get ready for that (check my news and events page) for more upcoming shows.





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Rensselaer, IN, United States
Self-taught, abstract painter, mixed media artist.. and mommy to moose and stoney.