Keith Anderson studied art at the Banff School of Fine Arts, as well as at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. He also studied art and philosophy at the University of Minnesota, where he earned a B.A. with a minor in Philosophy. He went on to receive his Masters of Architecture at Montana State University. He has worked for a number of architectural firms over the last 30 years designing universities, schools, courthouses, and custom homes. Throughout his career Keith has continued to develop his artwork, dividing his time between custom residential architecture and painting. He believes that one depends on the other, and the inspiration occurs between the two. His art attempts to capture unique observations regarding language, art, and architecture. His paintings begin in quick sketch form, then are transferred to large custom paper, allowing memory, color, shape, and form to ignite the work. His preferred medium is egg tempera, raw pigment mixed with egg yolk, which imparts a certain transparency and richness of color that allows a nuance and range not often seen in oil or watercolor. Keith’s artwork has been displayed and collected in galleries and homes across the country.
His recent book, The Reluctant Architect, Language,
Art and Architecture, can be purchased through his Web site at
www.keithandersonfineart.com. His artwork is also represented by
Betsy Swartz at www.BetsySwartzfineart.com.