Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Frances Keevil
Ian Mastin

What I impart in my paintings is a reflection of a very personal journey. I gain my inspiration from many sources, without being beholden to any particular style or perceived past ‘Golden Age’. While my works recognise the influence of the Dutch and Flemish Masters of the 17th Century, I wholeheartedly embrace the fascination and challenge of the Still Life whilst in no way feeling bound by tradition or convention. I am instinctively drawn to the effects of chiaroscuro upon the eye and mind, and I’m fascinated how the juxtaposition of seemingly random shapes, textures, colour and tone have the capacity to arrest and delight the viewer in ways which are difficult to define. I particularly enjoy working with items of simple utilitarian use – the detritus of life from earlier generations. An old, much loved and worn book or bowl can bring as much joy for me to paint as the most complex composition.