The Thomas Collection is a journey into African culture and presented with an American artistic heritage view. I was moved to create the this body of work from the deep conversations with African historian Mr. Thomas. The talks I had with him about historical artifacts made a profound imprint on me and thrust me into creation mode. Africa is a big topic with a lot of parts and I quickly found that I needed to reach out to different people and parts of Africa to widen my scope.
I must say, I have never been moved as much about African art as when I learned about different part of the country that was new to me.
This body of work is representational and my vision of some the documents, artifacts, and conversions that I was introduced to. After many days in the studio, a rich vibrant collection of masks were created and Thomas Collection us assembled. These masks are not intended to represent a particular people but the culture from country to country.
Let you’re heart and mind be excited as you embrace the richness of Africa in America.
The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Reception and Final
The Bombay Sapphire artisan series reception and final
The Bombay Sapphire artisan series reception and final was nothing less than an creative explosion. Treason gallery was full of excited artist, art enthusiasts and very happy partygoers. It was nothing less than wonderful talking with the people as they gave me their comments on my painting Old Man Ralph. As the night flowed on everyone was extremely eager to find out who the regional finalist would be, but our host Andre was having fun making us wait on pins and needles. After a nice informational video about what Bombay Sapphire artisan series is all about he announce the winner. Although I did not win, I really enjoyed being a part of the artisan series and feel pretty good that I was 1 of the 28 Northwest regional finalists picked out of 5800 entries.
I got to hang out with some great artist and meet some wonderful people as well as being humbled
with the purchase of my painting Old Man Ralph. For me this is a bitter sweet thing because Old Man Ralph has really become part of our family. However we are very happy to know that he will be going to a home where people will love him and will appreciate him as much as we do. Lastly, I still need your help!!! We can still win the People’s choice… The People’s choice voting is open through November 7, thank you for your vote.
GALLERY ONYX IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR FIFTH GROUP EXHIBIT OPENING THIS FRIDAY…
The BELLTOWN ARTWALK takes place this coming Friday May 14, 2016.
Original artworks by Vincent Keele and 15 artists with 37 pieces currently on display.
This exhibit represents an outstanding mix of artistic styles and depth of creative talent inherent in our community. Drop in to see all the new artwork and interact with artists present in the gallery.
Located: 2407 1st Ave in Belltown, Seattle.
The Thomas collection is a journey into the African culture through the grand collection of historian and fellow artist Mr. Ernest Thomas. I was moved to create the this body of work from the deep passion and education presented to me from Mr. Thomas. The talks I had with him about Africa and the artifacts he has in his collection, made a profound imprint on me and thrust me into creation mode. I must say, I have never been moved as much about African art as when I was talking to Mr. Thomas. This body of work is my vision and representation of the artifacts that I was introduced to. Today I bring you a new view of the African cultural mask in a rich vibrant style that will warm you’re heart and excite you’re mind.
Vincent Keele showing at the Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal building.
Next month (February 2, 2016) artist Vincent Keele will be featuring his artwork at the Green-Wendell Wyatt federal building in Portland Oregon. It’s a new Community Gallery constructed within the building and Vincent and fellow Onyx artists have been invited to be the first fine art exhibits on site.
Make sure to drop in and see all the wonderful artworks.
Vincent Keele is currently the featured artist at the Onyx Gallery in Belltown, Seattle. Make sure to drop in and see his wonderful artwork.
How Vincent thinks about the art he creates:
“When starting a new painting I always start with learning. Learning about who and what I have in mind. I want to connect with the subject first and understand who or what that thing is all about, get in deep!!! I really want to see why I’m attracted to the person or place. For the most part, I want the viewer to see themselves or people they know in the paintings. It’s all about the connection and bringing out emotions through the use of what I call Dramatic Emotionalism. This kind of connection allows the viewers to go deep into the painting and want to know the story of that person or that place and in some cases, provide the frame work for them to formulate their own story.” -Vincent Keele