Kim Keever is an American artist born in 1955 in NY that inspires us with water painting. Yes, the color combinations are an underwater created mix produced in his studio.
Initially, Kim Keever’s lush, large-scale photographs of moody landscapes look like they were produced by the Hudson River School painters or the French or German Romantics: sublime, vast, and timeless. Upon closer inspection, cracks in the illusionism appear, as Keever’s landscapes are actually detailed miniature scenes that he builds himself, places in a 200-gallon tank, submerges in water, and photographs. However, his colorful works captured our attention instead.
How it’s done:
Kim Keever studied Engineering at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA and was briefly a thermal engineer working primarily on NASA projects. Keever changed career in the late 1970s to become a full-time artist. Yet he has always drawn on his original vocation by retaining a scientific and investigative process in his work, while at the same time displaying an astute awareness of historical landscape art.
Kim Keever lives and works in New York City and his work is in numerous collections worldwide. He can be described as a modern-day hydroponic equivalent of Jackson Pollock – instead of a canvas, though, Keever drizzles paint into a 200-gallon fish tank, creating some great effects while doing so. When you first glance upon the works of this man, you may find yourself questioning which medium you are observing – Keever is actually a photographer and has mastered a technique completely his own. Each work is an incredible masterpiece of watercolor art.
See also: Colorful art by Ian Davenport HERE!