Allison Keilman

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Bio

Allison Keilman is a painter and arts manager living and working in the Washington, DC area. After an eight-year hiatus from painting, her return to artmaking has thus far focused on small oil and cold wax abstracted landscapes on panel. Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in studio art from Penn State University and a master’s in arts management from George Mason University. She has also studied at Studio Arts College International in Florence, Italy. Allison has spent the past decade working in museum exhibition management and is currently employed by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. She has held prior positions at the National Gallery of Art and International Arts & Artists.

Statement

My work consists of both traditional landscapes and textural abstracts, with most recent pieces landing somewhere in between. These abstracted landscapes are freeing to create and evoke various “place emotions.” For some viewers, these paintings may remind them of home or another favorite, familiar spot. For others, it might awaken a sense of wanderlust. The focus on texture and vibrant color is meant to draw viewers in for a meditative moment. Deep layering encourages a closer look, reminding us to look past surface level glances. These qualities are satisfying to me in the creation process and I want them to be satisfying for the viewer. After spending eight years away from artmaking, my top priority is exploration—giving myself the time and space to explore new methods, media, palettes, and styles—in order to rise above the seductive call of perfectionism and allow my work to live in the here and now.

Allison Keilman, Violet Horizons I - Original Painting
Allison Keilman, Violet Horizons I - Original Painting
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Allison Keilman, Violet Horizons I - Original Painting
$280.00
Allison Keilman, Poppies Peeking - Original Painting
Allison Keilman, Poppies Peeking - Original Painting
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Allison Keilman, Poppies Peeking - Original Painting
$300.00
Allison Keilman, Fire in the Sky - Original Painting
Allison Keilman, Fire in the Sky - Original Painting
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Allison Keilman, Fire in the Sky - Original Painting
$375.00
Allison Keilman, Flowers + Storm - Original Painting
Allison Keilman, Flowers + Storm - Original Painting
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Allison Keilman, Flowers + Storm - Original Painting
$540.00