Mark Keathley - Art of the South - Fine Art

Romantic Moon

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April 2016

One of my favorite things to do is to walk with my wife on a beach.   Something about the sound of the waves, the wind and the distant sea gulls calms the soul, and gives us a world to ourselves.   Even with others around, it is just Bonnie and me - together.    This particular night we were staying right on the beach and the largest full moon in ten years was rising over the ocean.  We went for a late night walk in the wet sand and had a glorious time.  I wanted to capture this moment with the distant carnival atmosphere to remind me that what I really want is right beside me, not “over there” where the “action” is.   She is my companion and soul mate - the one I want to be with.    Grab the hand of the one you love and spend a little time under your own “Romantic Moon”

~ Mark Keathley

Editions: 18"x27" SN (95) and AP (15), 24"x36" SN (50) and AP (5)

Morning Silence

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March 2016

The stillness in the mountains is different from where I live along the coast of Texas. I’ve gone days without feeling a breeze or the stirring of wind. Some mornings, the frost on the trees catches the light and highlights all the intricate details of the branches as they are backlit by a rising sun. It’s so thrilling to see it and capture it with my camera. Compiling several photos from the area around our cabin in the mountains of Colorado, I imagined this grand herd of elk coming into the clearing next to the river and put it all together in Morning Silence. Their warm bodies and breath are creating a steamy glow around them while they meander through yesterday’s snow looking for something to nibble on. While it is a harsh environment, these magnificent animals survive the conditions with grace and majesty and will thrill the soul on a chance encounter in the wild of the mountains.

~ Mark Keathley

Editions: 18"x27" SN (95) and AP (15), 24"x36" (25)

Harbor Moon

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February 2016

The Harbor Moon rises over the beacon light drawing folks from distant lands and ports where they can tell their tales of adventure and meet the need of the heart - to connect with another soul in a harsh world. Feel the presence of laughter and far away adventure when the captains of these vessels meet up over a hot meal in a dimly lit tavern and connect for a while before the sea calls them out again.

~ Mark Keathley

Edition: 12"x16" AP (25)

The View

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February 2016

We love to get up high where we can see the world. When we see far off distance, we wonder and dream - “what’s it like from over there?” "What world awaits if I get to that place?” The View was just one of those dreamy spots where visions were cast, plans were made, dreams were spoken and determination to see it through was intended. From a cabin overlooking the valley, I painted this little painting of the spectacular Smoky Mountains, and then added a couple of little bears to demonstrate what we all want to do - rise up higher so we can see - The View - and dream.

~ Mark Keathley

Edition: 12"x16" AP (25)

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