Ted Keller

Cathedral Monument

Oil on canvas
SKU TK-01-22



Ted Keller is a career artist from Midcoast Maine who keeps a home there, but now resides primarily in New Mexico. For the first 30+ years of his professional life, Ted made and sold ceramic pottery and sculpture while teaching college level art classes at Oregon State University, the University of Maine, and the Rockport Photographic Workshops (now Maine Media). At age 53 he gave up ceramics and started to work as a painter. Ted worked in oil for a couple of years. He made about 100 paintings, and then put them away.After complete immersion in the exploration of oil, Ted switched to watercolor and stuck with it for 14 years. His subject matter ranged from cityscapes to portraits of deceased artists and proportionally playful interiors with people. Ted is enviably competent in all subject matter, and the style is cohesive and easy to recognize. The images are loose, directly painted, colorful, full of life and sometimes a little quirky.“Twenty years after my original foray into painting, my original works in oil resurfaced while organizing my studio in Maine. I felt that my voice had made its presence in a few of these paintings. The brush strokes seemed confident and the painti...