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  • “"All That Glitters"”

    Oil on linen, 18 x 36, framed. Available

  • “"Sunset Sail"”

    Oil on canvas, 10 x 20, framed. Available

  • “"A Fanfair of Cranes"”

    This large piece was created for a show at the Groemann Museum entitled "Human Industry". The painting was created during the construction period for Milwaukee's Fiserve Forum facility. As you can see, it was the early stages of building and I was fascinated by all the cranes and the design they created while at work. 36 x 48, oil on canvas, framed. Available

  • "The Faithful Heart"

    One of my piano compositions

  • "Shot in the Dark"

    One of my piano compositions

  • “"Bye Gone"”

    Oil on stretched linen. 28 x 22, framed. Available

  • “"Brooklyn Lunch"”

    Painted from a photograph taken "on the sly" while dining in NYC. This piece was accepted into the American Impressionist Society show in 2017. 28 x 22, oil on canvas, framed. Available

  • “"Magnificent Magnolias"”

    Oil on canvas, 12 x 19, framed. Available

  • “"Painting the Town"”

    Oil on canvas, 18 x 24, framed. Available

  • “"Meet Me @ the Hi-Fi :)"”

    An oil on canvas, this piece depicts one of our favorite Milwaukee personalities, Molly Snyder. It was created for a juried national show with American Women Artists. 28 x 24, framed. Available

Shelby Keefe

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Shelby Keefe Fine Art
2018 S. 1st Street
unit 7A
Milwaukee, WI 53207 US

shelbykeefe@tds.net, www.studioshelby.com

artist bio

Shelby Keefe is an award-winning, impressionistic painter, teacher, musician and performance artist. Born in Whitewater, WI in 1958, she graduated in 1981 with a BFA from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI. Always painting even while working as a self-employed graphic designer, it was in 2005 when her success as a fine artist allowed her to become a full-time painter. Her award-winning urban landscape paintings and plein air work have earned her participation in prestigious national juried shows, plein air painting competitions, residencies, and arts festivals as well as garnering commission work for many corporate clients and private collectors. She has been written about and featured on the cover of Southwest Art and PleinAir Magazines and continues to grow her reputation nationally as well as internationally.

artist statement

“I am passionate about drawing and depicting my subjects with honesty as well as expressiveness. My goal is to create a fresh perspective to the recognizable world without being predictable or mundane. Being comfortable at rendering in oil paint, I enjoy tackling complex subjects from cityscapes to the figure in the ala prima method of wet on wet. Utilizing a vibrant underpainting technique of complimentary colors, my oil paintings are complex, but not overly-worked. As I continue to grow as a representationalist painter, I plan to develop my ability to say more with less.”

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