Art of Being Young


"When I look back on my life, there were definite moments where the youngster artist began to appear. One particular event was in kindergarten in Decatur Alabama when my teacher (Ms Pitts) singled me out in the middle of class to praise a drawing (coloring book style) of the earth that the whole class had attempted. It is still memorable to me, so I know it was an important "shaping" moment that taught me that art, for me, could be meaningful and beneficial. Drawing and painting became a regular habit, and mostly for those rewards. I didn't miss out on too much "kids stuff", as this painting might depict, but I definitely focused on art more than the others around me. In this whimsical "look back" in time, the current "me" is the farmer in the barn looking at these adorable kids (and himself back in time) as they play a serious game of marbles for keeps, while the young artist is more "caught up in his surroundings" - which was another theme in my life. In either case, as an adult we can learn a lot from the little ones on the Art of Being Young."

-- Mark Keathley

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Canvas    Note: A/P edition is embellished by Mark Keathley
Canvas       S/N editions are embellished my Mark's apprentice
Edition Size
12x16 SN
12 x 16 AP
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18 x 24 SN
18 x 24 AP
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Mark Keathly Frame Choices

Black & Gold
Dark Walnut
Antique Gold

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Little Angels ~
Original Oil Available

List of Sold Out Mark Keathley Images

Open for Business
Finishing Touches
Through the Woods
Born to Run
Day of the Fair
King of Wild Frontier
Rivals in the Mist
Spring Cleaning
In His Steps
A Time to Play
Morning Chores
Weekend at Grandmas
Laughing all the Way
Fishing Buddies
Simple Treasures
Mountain Thunder
Highland Song
By Still Waters


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