Mark Keathley - Art of the South - Fine Art

Iron Horse by Mark Keathley

Iron Horse

October 2016

I was painting in the mountains north of Durango last fall along the Animas River, and all of a sudden, I heard the train blow its whistle! Oh my! Sitting right there on the side of the tracks painting the river, I thought this would be quite the spectacle - me trying to move my easel far enough away to feel safe with them barreling down the track. It had snuck up on me because he was on the down hill direction from Silverton to Durango and hadn’t been using much steam. It was surprising how quiet he was coming. Every year, they have a race from Durango to Silverton (from 6300 feet above sea level to over 10,000 feet above sea level) between bikers and the train. It’s a close call every year. In commemoration of all those strong legs and lungs - IRON HORSE - a study painting for a future studio painting and published edition.

~ Mark Keathley

12×16 SN (25) $450 Framed or $300 Unframed

New Day by Mark Keathley


October 2016

Sometimes, the craziness of life can cause us to want to sleep in and put the world on hold so we don’t have to face the hard things in life. We often find ourselves with no help and no hope – feeling all alone even when there are kids or crowds or family all around us. We want to be heard, to be appreciated, and to be helped through these difficult times. I want this painting to remind you that His mercies are new every morning! All that we ever need is right at our fingertips… no, it is right inside us. We are encouraged to put on all the things that are available to us in Jesus. His joy is readily available to flow through us. The next time you wake up and life hits you like a ton of bricks, take a moment to look into the LIGHT, “The Life that is the Light of Men.” Receive from Him all He has to offer. He loves you. He adores you. He wants to help you. You are His delight. It’s a NEW DAY!

20x24 SN (195)
20x24 AP (15)
24x30 SN (95)
24x30 AP (15)

Three Amigos by Mark Keathley


September 2016

In my first wolf painting “Valley of Shadows,” I wanted to depict how we can lie down in the midst of danger and rest because we are being watched over by God. In my new painting, “Three Amigos,” I want us to see past what appears dangerous and look in their eyes.The first looks hungry, the second looks worried and the third looks defensive. Sometimes we forget our battle is not against flesh and blood.We need to look past the “problems” that people pose in front of us and see the longing and emptiness that cause this defensiveness or the attacks on us. Everyone standing before us has a past and a history – they have turned out the way they are because of it, and they just need some love.They, too, need to be a part of something for good.

18×27 S/N $750 Framed or $550 Canvas
18×27 A/P $1195 Framed or $995 Canvas
24×36 S/N $1150 Framed or $830 Canvas
24×36 A/P $1695 Framed or $1375 Canvas
30×45 A/P $2650 Framed or $2100 Canvas

The Heavens Declare by Mark Keathley


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When I was a young artist (16 or 17 years old) I always took my latest creation to the person I knew would be the most excited about it. My Gramma (Annette Keathley) would put her hands over her face and say, “Oh the heavens declare the glory of God!” Her excitement about my art is probably what compelled me to do another painting the next day. Whenever I paint a glorious sunny sky I think of her and her desire to turn everything into a conversation about the sweetness and majesty of God. She left me a great legacy of faith and of art.

–Mark Keathley

18×24 SN (25) $750 Framed or $550 Unframed

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