Artist Statement

Mandie Keay is a Calgary based oil painting artist. Her subjects are all beautifully rendered females that are painted on wood. She is inspired by and sees the beauty in the balance, simplicity, and organic nature of all life forms. This is shown in her wood paintings that are tinted with a natural wash to bring out the wood grain patterns. Her signature mandala designs compliment the zen essence of all her models 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

  • Group Show, Discolandia II 2018, Wonderland Gallery, San Francisco

  • Group Show, LOVE Show 2019, White Diamond, Calgary

  • Group Show, Impact 2019, Mod Club Theater, Toronto