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David McKeith

    My art is all about the land. My subjects are the color, temperature, and mood of those remaining parts of this good earth that are still in a state of wildness. I wish to speak for a renewed reverence for Nature, for what The Buddha called “Nature’s life force and intelligent energy.”


    I am inspired especially by the 17th-century Dutch painters of skies, their atmosphere and mood; by the romantic mid-19th-century Hudson River School of Landscape Painting; and by several contemporary Western American artists. However, I am not an academic painter.  I avoid formal artistic rules that I may let flower the individuality of my own expression. Self-taught, I think of myself as a semi-impressionist.


I  realize that I have an emotional connection to nature and that is the essence in my paintings. The landscape is diverse, and ever changing, and my plan is to focus more on shadows and light.


My teachers have included Jim Wilcox of Jackson Hole, Wyo-ming, , Eric Glass of Brunswick, Maine,  and Carolyn Walton, formerly of Freeport, Maine.


My work has been purchased by New Englanders as well as by visitors from away.

Wolf Country


They come to the edge

to drink of their thirst

and leave a dance of tracks

in the sand,

these huntsmen of the wilderness

with pointed howl

like the sliding song of a clarinet.

I peel back the distance,

peering, peering,

hoping for an image of them,

thirsty, come to the edge.

But I see them not.


                              david’s

Wolf Country    16x20       NFS

About the Artists

    Not a topographical realist, I strive to capture the essence of a place, a pictorial extract that contains the spirit of the landscape, its atmosphere and mood. I wish my artistic work to be evocative rather than descriptive; poetic and reminiscent rather than literal. I am not a narrator, a storyteller. Rather, I hope my paintings speak to one’s emotions and imagination, enliven one’s senses, and reaffirm our elemental connection to the sky and earth below.


     As you see in my Gallery 3, I contribute to the revival of artistic interest in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. But I also have a passion for the Rocky Mountain West as both place and state of mind. You see this in some paintings in Gallery 4. To me as a career historian, a romantic and poet, the American West symbolizes mobility, freedom, possibility, and a sense of the infinite. 


      Among others, I have studied with Jim Wilcox at the Jackson Hole Art Academy in Wyoming, with Eric Glass of Brunswick and Carolyn Walton, formerly of Freeport, both in Maine. Paintings from my easel are owned by collectors in sixteen states and New Brunswick, Canada.


     I am a juried Associate member of Oil Painters of America, a nationwide organization dedicated to focusing attention on the lasting values of traditional representative art––landscape, seascape, still life and portraiture––as opposed to abstract expressionism.

Priscilla Myer


When I view my current work, I am reminded of my love  affair with the New England landscape  for this is what inspired me to begin painting in earnest ten years ago. I gathered up my camera and sketch pad and put down the images I wanted to paint.


Today I am constantly challenged when looking back at some of my earlier work and when I walk by a scene that I wish to capture with new eyes.

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