Biography and Statement
Keith Monroe Blanton was born in 1951 to a farming family whose roots can be found in their 1832 homestead farm located northeast of Indianapolis. My earliest memories are of the beautiful people and images associated with the family farms. I have always painted and sketched the beauty that God has placed around me. It is where I find my peace and my calling. Like most people, my interests over the years have been divided. My early and middle years were spent on the pursuit of an engineering career in the design and construction supervision of roads and bridges throughout Indiana. But, my love has always been in the art of oil painting. To capture on canvas the moment in time, the sparkle in the eye, and yes the very spirit and soul of the person, object, or scene that I am painting.
I have always loved the work and passion found in the paintings of the old masters. My years of work as an engineer aided in the further development of an eye for finite details and an absolute desire to create an heirloom that will be loved and cherished for generations.
Best of Show : Goshen Arts Garden 2010
Honorable Mention : Goshen Arts Garden 2010
Honorable Mention : Indiana State Fair 2009
Honorable Mention : Indiana State Fair 2008
Peoples Choice Award: Heartland Artists Regional Art Exhibit 2008
Several of my Art pieces have been on display at various Galleries in Indiana.
Two pieces were on disply in the Mayor’s office of the City of Indianapolis from June 2009 to June 2010.
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