What makes paintings realistic? Precision? Saturation? Or the sharpness of the edges? Probably all of these elements. But you should never forget about another no less essential feature — emotional connection. A real master is one who can create a painting capable of thrilling you with its realism and capturing your imagination with its softness of focus. This is how Mandie Keay, a Calgary-based oil painting artist, creates her amazing portraits and figure paintings. Let’s take a closer look at Mandie Keay’s beautiful art!
Portraits and figure paintings by Mandie Keay
Mandie Keay specializes in figure and portrait paintings, with a strong focus on realism. Mandie Keay lives and works in Calgary, Canada, where she not only creates art but also teaches people how to develop their artistic skills from the very beginning. Being an instructor is a responsible and demanding job, and still, she manages to keep the focus on her main passion or rather obsession — oil painting.
Portraits and figure paintings by Mandie Keay are a fresh breath of air. The artist skillfully combines various design elements to make her wood paintings look natural and sensual. Most of her compositions are dedicated to female beauty in all shapes and forms. Inspired by tattoo art, tribal designs, and religious art, Mandie Keay creates singular aesthetics that you can instantly feel when looking at her amazing works. Though being fairly realistic, her paintings also have the potential to calm your soul and quiet your mind.
Mandie Keay’s works have been exhibited at many group shows in Calgary, San Francisco, and Toronto. She is one of those highly prolific contemporary artists who both create outstanding beauty and have a longing to share their secrets with others. We do recommend that you take a closer look at the truly remarkable portraits and figure paintings by Mandie Keay because they are worth it.