How did you start? Did you come from an arty family? At what point did you think: okay this is it, I am a going to be a painter (as opposed to a lawyer/doctor/nurse/botanist who paints in her spare time)?
The Falling Dark
Anwen Keeling is a painter of remarkable dexterity who opens the door on women in private moments. Sunburst (pictured) features a woman striped by the shadows of a blind, her perfectly painted body flecked by light. Keeling rejects the term photo-realism, but it is difficult to avoid such a label because her images are so lifelike.
Sydney Morning Herald, Arts & Entertainment March 10-11, 2007
Anwen Keeling’s world is a shadowy, elegant place. It’s a place alive with the haunting beauty of the sky after a flash of lightning; the emptiness between people when conversation clatters to the floor;
“The atmospheric use of light and shadow is the defining element in my work – it creates a sense of mystery where questions linger. The women are lost in some deep world. Snippets of information lead into a narrative that only the viewer can unravel.”