Keith Hiscock 'Coastal Mist' oil on canvas 30" x 36"
Keith Hiscock was born in Victoria and has been working as a professional artist since 1974. At seventeen Keith knew that he wanted to be an artist and by the age of twenty three was working full time at his chosen profession.
The Pacific Northwest has played an important role in the inspiration of Keith’s work, as it is indeed a place unlike any other in the world. From earlier explorations into abstract art to his present day representational realism, this self-taught artist’s work displays a unique style.
In his early work he was using mostly watercolour depicting rural and coastal scenes. Evolving he moved into larger works in acrylic on panel and canvas.
In 2001 Keith began to paint out doors on location and the switch to oils became a necessary requirement. Working en plein air allows a faster and looser approach to painting. Outside, the tiny details aren’t important but capturing the essence of time and place is. To get all the pertinent information recorded effectively in one sitting improved his power of observation and has enhanced his ability in the studio.
He has been an artist in residence at the prestigious event “Painters at Painters” since its inception in 1994 in Campbell River B.C.
Keith will be doing a painting demo during the opening reception, Saturday March 17th from 1 to 4pm.