Charles Keillor

Home: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Title: Heather
Media: Graphite on paper / graphite sur papier
Dimensions: 58.5 x 101.5 cm

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

Figurative subjects are the focus of much of my art. Beyond precise draftsmanship and strong composition, capturing character and conveying mood are foremost among my creative concerns. The quality of stillness often found in my drawings, and the dedication to a monochromatic graphite medium, can be attributed in part by my affection for classic Japanese cinema.

The submitted work of my friend Heather Myles was created in the spring of 2011, and will be featured in a group exhibition this coming May at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver.

My subject and I take great pleasure in offering the portrait for your consideration.

Thank you for this opportunity.

1974 Capilano College. Communicative Arts program

2011 Tricera Imaging, Vancouver BC. Solo exhibit of limited edition high resolution prints
2009 Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver BC. Juried solo exhibition, “Grey Matter”

2010 Vancouver DRAWN Festival. Juried national exhibition, “The Drawing Room”
2009 Kingston Prize Portrait Competition, Kingston ON. Short-listed as one of 30 finalists
2008 Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists (CIPA), Calgary AB. Juried national open exhibition

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

1990-92 Galley Alpha, West Vancouver BC. Co-curator and co-director

2011 Featured in the book series “Artists of British Columbia”, Volume 2
2008-11 Active member of the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists
2010-11 Active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists