Carole Keegan’s interest in the world and history of art was fired up at a very early age by art books lying around the house, but although she has drawn and painted all her life she never seriously considered art for herself as a career. She headed off in other directions but has come right back to the realisation that sometimes you cannot escape what you should really be doing. Now she feels she is producing a quality and standard of artwork which can live up to her own high standards, she is determined to get on with developing her own unique style in oils and drawing with a view to getting her work shown more broadly ‘out in the world.’
Carole has always found herself surrounded by creative people. After some early years of study and travel, she settled down in London and enjoyed her first career working for a creative-minded businessman in a colourful industry that employed many artists and designers. She then moved on to an administrative career in higher education at a London University where she enjoys interaction with students and academics, and still finds herself cheek by jowl with many visually-creative and inspirational people.
With an especial interest in the environment, in man’s relationship to nature and his responsibilities therein, the subjects of her paintings are often rooted within or touch upon the world of animals and plants. Always a country-girl at heart she eventually succumbed to the call of the countryside and left city life to move back to a rural Kentish home some years ago. As well as producing oils she works in the medium of pen and ink, in black and white line drawings and cartoons, utilising themes inspired by literature, folklore and mythology.
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Artist: Carole Keegan