Charles Keillor


I was born and reside in Vancouver. The early passion I acquired for drawing was inspired by my parents Russell and Marial Keillor - both gifted visual artists.

Figurative and representational subjects are the focus of my art. Beyond precise draftsmanship and strong composition, capturing character and conveying mood are foremost among my creative concerns.

The quality of stillness found in many of my drawings, and the dedication to a monochromatic graphite medium, can be attributed in part to my affection for classic Japanese cinema.

Education
1974    Capilano College. Communicative Arts program
Solo Exhibitions
2011    Tricera Imaging, Vancouver BC
2009    Grey Matter, Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver BC.
Group Exhibitions
2011    Kingston Prize Portrait Competition, Gananoque & Toronto, ON
2011    Spring Seven, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC
2010    Leighdon Studio Gallery, Vancouver BC
2010    AIRS”: Annual International Representational Show, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC.
2010    The Drawing Room,Vancouver DRAWN Festival,Vancovuer, BC
2009    Kingston Prize Portrait Competition, Kingston ON
2008    Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists; Juried National Open Exhibition, Calgary AB
Publications
2011    “Artists of British Columbia”, Volume 2
Awards
2010    CIPA, Calgary AB. Juried national open exhibition. Recipient: Excellence in Graphite Award
2009    North Vancouver Arts Council. Juried group exhibition, “Rejuvenation”. Jury’s Choice Award

Affiliations
2010-11     Active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists
2008-11     Active member of the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists