Sandy Keller is a Santa Fe-based artist known for her luminous paintings. Her style ranges from impressionist landscapes in oil to acrylic abstracts, and her process for creating her abstract works involves up to twenty-one paintings at a time. Keller begins the process with layers of gesso on a horizontal panel and adds watered-down acrylics, allowing them to run across the panel to see what forms. She then adds colored glazes when she wants to isolate layers and adds layers of glazes and paints until she feels it's finished. The final pieces have anywhere from thirty to fifty layers of paint or glaze and are finished with a top layer of resin. Keller's work often incorporates animals into her abstract work, and she aims to paint the essence of the animal, not the animal itself. Keller has been featured in several publications, including Western Art Collector and Southwest Art Magazine, and her works can be found in Nancy Reyner's book "Acrylic Innovation." Keller has collaborated with James Moore to create art that combines the deep vibrant colors of her abstract work with the stone and detailed bronze figures of Moore, bringing new dimensions to both artists' work.
Sandy Keller and James Moore Collaboration Works Synergy is definitely created in these Sandy Keller and James Moore works of art with the juxtaposition of the deep vibrant colors of Keller's abstract work and the stone and detailed bronze figures of Moore. The collaboration brings new dimensions to both artists' work. Gallery Representation & Exhibitions: 2014-2017 Waxlander Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 2007-2014 Gallery 822, Santa Fe, NM 2012-2020 Pitzer's Fine Art. Wimberly TX 2015-2018 Silver Hat Gallery, Tubac, AZ 2012-2013 White Dog Gallery, Carbondale, CO 2012-2020 Texas Treasures Fine Art, Bourne, TX 2011-2020 The West Lives On, Jackson Hole, WY 2011-2019 Cogswell Gallery, Vail CO 2011 Leonard Galleries, Taos, NM 2010-2011Fairhaven Originals Gallery, Bellingham, WA 2009 The Edge Gallery, invitational show, Santa Fe, NM 2009 Peterson-Cody Gallery, exhibition & book signing, Santa Fe, NM 2008-2009 Grimshaw Fine Art, Taos, NM 2006 Waxlander Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 2005 St.John’s College, “The Road Show” invitational, Santa Fe, NM 2005 Crossroads Contemporary Art Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 2005 LewAllen Contemporary Gallery, FOCA juried show, Santa Fe, NM