Emerling, Keith
Watercolor, oils - Pittsfield, MA

Phone: (413) 442-2483
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“Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The beauty found in nature is a valuable commodity in a world with so much uncertainty and is a reminder of our everyday humanity. I look for evidence that this beauty exists; it strengthens me. Flowers present one of life’s most beautiful moments, a joy, that liberates me to be kinder to myself. Embracing this is empowering.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~ Albert Einstein

All my subjects have their own beauty. Observing them connects me to their intricacies and reminds me how human I am. Being closer to this humanity makes me want to share it with others.

"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness." ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I have a B.A. in Fine Arts from University at Albany (State University of New York at Albany, SUNYA) and did undergraduate work at U.C. Santa Barbara, Cleveland State University and Berkshire Community College. I also took one year of non-degree graduate work in painting and photography at SUNYA. I continue to take classes and workshops

For the past two years I have been showing my work with the Richmond-West Stockbridge Artist Guild, the Housatonic Valley Art League and at Bagels Too Gallery, Good Purpose Gallery, Adams Community Bank in North Adams, The Kinderhook Group Gallery, Berkshire Humane Society Gallery, Shaker Mill Inn, the Stockbridge Library, Gallery 35 at Stone House Properties, the Welles Gallery, TD Bank in Great Barrington and The Spencertown Academy.