Welcome to
Kathleen J. Keating, Fine Art

About

Bio

Kathleen was born in Montana, grew up in Wyoming, and currently lives in New Mexico. She has been drawing horses and western images since she could hold a pencil. She began with copying her father’s pony drawings at the age of four and studied at the Florence Academy of Art in 2004 and 2012. Art runs in the family as her father and grandfather were both artists. Her maternal side has a long history of ranching in Montana, Texas, and Arizona during the 19th and 20th centuries which instilled a great appreciation for the western way of life.

Artists Statement

  The horse. Once ubiquitous across urban and rural landscapes, currently reside on the margins of modern day civilization. Now obsolete for war, transportation, or agriculture, the horse continues to endure and thrive in the 21st Century. I portray these animals in modern day settings with accuracy and authenticity, honoring and representing both the past and the present. Cattle ranch gatherings, Arabian horse competitions, mounted patrols, and pastoral scenes of the western plains are among my subjects. Each drawing celebrates their continued significance. From wild mustangs to Thoroughbreds, the horses’ legacy and relationships with humans’ remains steadfast, even in our highly technological society.    


My medium is simple: paper and pencil. The scale varies from small 3 x 5 inch intimate portraits to bold, life sized realistic scenes. All the while using every combination of value in the grey scale to create highly detailed images of equine essences.   

Awards/Exhibitions/News

2018

Solo Show, Daily Grind, 4360 Cutler Ave NE, Ste C, Albuquerque, NM


New Mexico Expo. Fine Arts Division, Albuquerque, NM Third Place Drawing


America's Horse in Art, American Quarter Horse Museum, Amarillo, TX


Southwest Art, Animal Magnetism, May issue


Art For the People, Factory on 5th, Albuquerque, NM


2017 

New Mexico Expo. Fine Arts Division, Albuquerque, NM Third Place Drawing


Western Spirit Art Show and Sale, Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY


Art for the People, Factory on 5th, Albuquerque, NM


2016 

Art Renewal Salon


Albuquerque Equestrian Cup, New Mexico Expo, Albuquerque, NM


Western Spirit Art Show and Sale, Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY First Place Drawing and Quick Draw Competitor


2015
New Mexico Expo. Fine Arts Division, Albuquerque, NM Third Place Drawing


2014
Western Spirit Art Show and Sale, Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY


2012
New Mexico Expo. Fine Arts Division, Albuquerque, NM First Place Drawing 


Equine Dream Art Show and Sale, Sacramento, CA. Second Place Drawing.




Contact

Original and digital reproductions available.

Kathleen J. Keating, Fine Art

(505) 331-2466