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brian keller

Medium: Painting

Booth #: LN17

Artist bio: Artists ResumeBrian T. KellerHome: 1565 Syracuse St. Denver, CO 80220-2012 303-321-9242Website: www.btkeller.comEducation: BFA Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 1971 MA Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 1975Medium: Egg TemperaAwards and Accomplishments Featured Artist Celebrate Colorado Artists 2001 Featured Artist Bayou City Art Festival 2003 Featured Artist Golden Art Festival 2010 Best Of Show Evergreen Artists Assoc. 1999 Best Of Show Castle Rock Artfest 2000 First Place, Painting La Quinta Arts Festival 1996 First Place, Painting Evergreen Artists Assoc. 1999 First Place, Painting Boston Mills Artfest 2000 First Place, Painting Bayou City Art Festival 2002 First Place, Painting Brookside Art Festival 2008 First Place, Painting Golden Art Festival 2009Statement: Egg tempera paint is an ancient process of hand making paint by mixing pure pigment powder with a blend of egg yolk and water, called the medium. I enjoy egg tempera because of its handling properties. Because of the egg yolk binding agent, it dries in seconds, leaving crisp, delicate brush strokes that don’t build up and smear, like oil paint. There is a clarity to egg tempera that is unmatched by most other mediums.No work of art is complete without audience participation. To that end, I employ realistic illusions that create the sense of great depth, inviting the viewer into each painting. Egg tempera is the best medium I have found to furnish these illusions.

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