It is so much fun getting to spend time and catch up with these incredible people and amazingly talented artists! Beyond the enjoyment of exhibiting my own work at the 32nd National Arts & Crafts Conference, I love that I get to enjoy talking with artists who’s work I have admired for years. On top of that, they are so willing to offer their compliments and encouragement. Thanks to each of you for your generous friendship.
I am having a great time at the 32nd National Arts and Crafts Conference this weekend. I have been very fortunate to meet so many wonderful people from all over the US and enjoyed some great stories and conversations. I was able to meet some of my previous customers and make some new ones. My booth was busy all day with a constant stream of visitors. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to support my show! I really appreciate you taking the time to be there and see my work in person.
Please join me on February 15-17, 2019 at the Contemporary Crafts Show. The show is being held at the historic Grove Park Inn (290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC).
Friday, February 15, 2019 — 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019 — 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 17, 2019 — 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
In deciding which four of the many scenic views found in Yosemite to capture for my Yosemite Park series, I determined the final painting would focus on the granite monolith El Capitan. Additionally, I was looking to place each of these four icons of the park into the four seasons. During one of my many visits to Yosemite, the snow came floating down and began covering the road as I drove down into the park one evening. The sight of Yosemite covered in a pristine white blanket of fresh snow is an amazing sight and one I just had to capture.
“As an avid historian with a heart for all things California, and particularly Yosemite, I remain stunned by the splendor of light, feeling of presence, and pure beauty of Keith’s incomparable images. When I can’t be in the Sierras, his vibrant art transports me into these wondrous landscapes! Thank you so much.”
- Craig S., customer
I truly appreciate your kind words and am honored to be among such a collection of artists’ work. I am so pleased to hear that you are being transported by my work. Thank you for giving us a peak into your collection.
I am excitedly announcing that I have completed my newest painting! Fiery El Capitan is the 4th painting in my Yosemite Park Series and bears the Roycroft mark on its’ certificate of authenticity. Check with your nearest dealer, as well as this website, for the availability of this beautifully framed giclée print.
I was interviewed this past July, shortly before my meet and greet at Modern Bungalow this summer. It was a great opportunity for their customers and individuals who collect my work to get to know a little bit more about me. I hope you take time to read and enjoy my interview with Modern Bungalow.
I have been busy working to complete my next painting. I am trying to get it finished in time for my upcoming show, but only time will tell if I make it in time. I still have a ways to go, but it is coming along really well. This will be the fourth of 4 paintings in my Yosemite Park series. When completed, it will be available in four sizes.
Listening to customer interest and looking at unique layouts and compositions, I decided to offer my customers a triptych composition that showcases one of my favorite locations in California, Yosemite National Park. My new triptych layout features Stunning Liberty Cap, Radiant Yosemite Valley and Serene Half Dome.
After receiving inquiries from customers and retailers, it became obvious that there was a desire for more framing options to fit my customer's unique needs. Subsequently, I am now offering my quad prints with the option of either the horizontal or the NEW vertical layout. You can now choose Illustrious Seasonal Splendor or Diverse California Expanse in either configuration. I hope you will be able to find a frame layout that fits your special location.
After nearly four months of planning, designing, photographing and editing I am excited to announce that I have completed my first video. The idea of creating this movie began with a very good friend of mine repeatedly stating that we should make a video to capture the process of creating my paintings. After I finally agreed to the idea, Jonathon and I began talking about the concept which eventually morphed into an introductory video, showing the evolution from my early years to where I am now. I am so grateful and thankful for all of Jonathon’s time and efforts! Good friends are a true blessing in life. You can watch my video on my About page. I also now have a new Keith Rust Illustration YouTube page. I hope you enjoy!