Sawdust Arts Festival Artist Feature
Booth # 306, Medium: Painting
Allison Keefe / Allisonkeefe.com
I am a painter born and raised in Laguna Beach. I have been coming to the Sawdust ever since I was a kid and this is my 12th summer exhibiting in this fabulous show.
Thanks to my artistic mother, who encouraged art at a young age, I have been creating with various media ever since I can remember. I studied painting at the University of California – Santa Barbara. I have focused on oil painting for the majority of my painting career and more recently, have been experimenting with watercolor, spray paint and collage.
My favorite artists include Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Muccha and Paul Gauguin. When people ask where my inspiration comes from, it’s hard to say. It happens all the time, on both a conscious and subconscious level, while awake and dreaming. Most recently, I woke up and just knew that I had to paint panthers descending upon the city!