Artist Statement

Mandie Keay is a Calgary based oil painting artist. For the past three years she was living in San Francisco where she furthered her skills as an independent artist through gallery shows, local art fairs, and engaging with the local artists. The vibrancy of SF has captivated her and has led to her move in 2016.  She is inspired by and sees the beauty in the balance, simplicity, and organic nature of all life forms. This is shown in her paintings that are painted on wood and are tinted with a natural wash to bring out the wood grain patterns. Her signature mandala designs compliment the zen essence of all her subjects, which are all beautifully rendered women that are sensual and within the element of the paintings. Despite the realism portrayed through her detailed and tight brush strokes, the composition nevertheless brings out a relaxed sensation where the body and mind is one with nature.

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Exhibitions

  • Group Show, Can Engage Gala 2014, Gerry Thomas Gallery, Calgary

  • Group Show, Chocolate and Art San Francisco 2016, SOMA Art Center, San Francisco

  • Group Show, Chocolate and Art San Francisco 2017, SOMA Art Center, San Francisco

  • Group Show, Chillin Productions 2017, Minna Gallery, San Francisco

  • Group Show, The Holiday Show 2017, Wonderland Gallery, San Francisco

  • Group Show, Nuestros Santos 2018, Wonderland Gallery, San Francisco

  • Group Show, Dia de los Muertos 2018, Wonderland Gallery, San Francisco


 

Workshops & Events

 Chillin Productions Show 2017 at Minna Gallery SF

Chillin Productions Show 2017 at Minna Gallery SF

 Frank and I at SF Open Studios 2016

Frank and I at SF Open Studios 2016

 Sketch Tuesdays at Minna Gallery

Sketch Tuesdays at Minna Gallery

 Print Signoff at SF Open Studios 2016

Print Signoff at SF Open Studios 2016

 Calgary, Canada Art Fundraiser Event

Calgary, Canada Art Fundraiser Event

 Chocolate and Art SF 2016

Chocolate and Art SF 2016

 My Exhibit at Chocolate and Art SF 2016

My Exhibit at Chocolate and Art SF 2016

 Doodling at Bloom 2015

Doodling at Bloom 2015

 Charmaine Olivia and I at Bloom 2015

Charmaine Olivia and I at Bloom 2015