Mike Keepness | Assiniboia Gallery | Regina, SK

Mike Keepness



Growing up in the Qu’Appelle Valley region of southern Saskatchewan allowed Mike Keepness the freedom to discover and explore the coulees and hills of its distinctive prairie landscape. It is an area that continues to inspire him and inform his work. read more


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Mike  Keepness Solitude
Solitude
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 in
2,055 Framed
Mike  Keepness Big Muddy Badlands
Big Muddy Badlands
Oil on board
11 x 14 in
640 Framed
Mike  Keepness Big Muddy Runoff
Big Muddy Runoff
Oil on canvas
18 x 14 in
800 Framed
Mike  Keepness Birch Tree Mansions
Birch Tree Mansions
Oil on canvas
36 x 48 in
2,580 Framed
Mike  Keepness Birch Wood Interior
Birch Wood Interior
Oil on board
11 x 14 in
640 Framed
Mike  Keepness Bird Lands
Bird Lands
Oil on board
11 x 14 in
640 Framed
Mike  Keepness Craven Valley
Craven Valley
Oil on canvas
24 x 48 in
2,035 Framed
Mike  Keepness Evening on the Homelands
Evening on the Homelands
Oil on board
11 x 14 in
640 Framed
Mike  Keepness Formations
Formations
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 in
2,055 Framed
Mike  Keepness Just Off Catley Road
Just Off Catley Road
Oil on board
11 x 14 in
640 Framed
Mike  Keepness Lake Diefenbaker _2
Lake Diefenbaker #2
Oil on board
11 x 14 in
640 Framed
Mike  Keepness McBride Lake_ SK
McBride Lake, SK
Oil on board
11 x 14 in
640 Framed
Mike  Keepness Moments
Moments
Oil on board
10 x 13 in
620 Framed
Mike  Keepness Nuance
Nuance
Oil on board
11 x 14 in
640 Framed
Mike  Keepness Prints _1
Prints #1
Oil on board
11 x 14 in
640 Framed
Mike  Keepness Rhythm of Nature
Rhythm of Nature
Oil on canvas
36 x 48 in
2,580 Framed
Mike  Keepness Setting Sun
Setting Sun
Oil on canvas
24 x 30 in
1,560 Framed
Mike  Keepness Slough Lands
Slough Lands
Oil on canvas
24 x 30 in
1,560 Framed
Mike  Keepness Summer Pasture
Summer Pasture
Oil on board
13 x 14 in
690 Framed
Mike  Keepness Summer Valley
Summer Valley
Oil on board
11 x 14 in
640 Framed
Mike  Keepness Winter in Fort Qu_Appelle
Winter in Fort Qu'Appelle
Oil on board
11 x 14 in
640 Framed
Mike  Keepness Brighter Days
Brighter Days
Oil on canvas
36 x 48 in
Sold
Mike  Keepness Ephemeral
Ephemeral
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 in
Sold
Mike  Keepness
Evening Light
Oil on board
11 x 14 in
Sold
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Mike  Keepness

Mike Keepness

Mike Keepness Biography

Growing up in the Qu’Appelle Valley region of southern Saskatchewan allowed Mike Keepness the freedom to discover and explore the coulees and hills of its distinctive prairie landscape. It is an area that continues to inspire him and inform his work.

Mike paints en plein air and enjoys the opportunities and challenges this approach brings to his professional art practice. He notes that “although it can be quite the task to deal with the effects of weather, the end result of all outdoor studies is that they are good for colour reference. Back in the studio I am able to transpose these studies onto larger canvases, at which point I then rely on a combination of memory, field studies and photography. Through it all, I can confidently say that being in nature and experiencing it firsthand is the foundation of all my work.”

Selected Media
– Press –
“Caddisfly or Eagle?”, Outdoor Painter (the Plein Air Magazine online newsletter) August 2014
“The Tale of the Palette”, Outdoor Painter (the Plein Air Magazine online newsletter) January 2014

– Published Illustrations –
He Who Flies by Night: The Story of Grey Owl by Lori Punshon, 2006 – awarded the bronze 2007 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Multicultural Non-Fiction
A First Nations Retailer Toolkit for Saskatchewan and Manitoba by Health Canada – commissioned cover art, 2001

– Television –
Renegade Press, Vérité Films, APTN and Global Television, Season 1, 2004-2005 – artwork displayed on the main set

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