An awe-inspiring assemblage of artwork by John Keaton, internationally known artist, designer and illustrator. The works are captioned with carefully chosen quotations by numerous philosophers, statesmen, and writers of considerable merit. The citations combined with the visuals offer food for thought and interpretation on numerous levels . He has also included, along with each creation, his own personal insight for each image. They offer interesting background info such as technique, history and his motivations and inspiration. Keaton’s work reaches far beyond the boundaries of one particular style and he is not content to remain in one particular genre. His interests and subject matter is varied and nearly schizophrenic, albeit in the positive sense. He offers intense portraits of children alongside of ancient Aztec motifs, compelling and colorful exotic flowers are also represented here along with dream-like abstract expressionistic compositions. Joy and Sorrow is more than a book with pictures, it is an outstanding glimpse into the workings of an ever-evolving mind, with the gift of eternal curiosity.
THE ART OF JOHN KEATON
The Art of John Keaton Book Series 1-4, available directly on Amazon at in print and ebook formats.
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Reach-React is a fine sampling of John Keaton's art.Each work is printed in full color with an interesting commentary by the artist and completed with a quotation which suits the work in question and offers food for thought on numerous subjects ranging from philosophy and spirituality to music. John Keaton's Art is compelling, visually dynamic and always evoke a response or stirs an emotion. The premise of the book focuses on the question of Art: Reaching and Reacting. With this collection Keaton presents an eclectic collection that is far-reaching, contemplative, and destined to evoke a response.
Sunset Dreams is the Third Volume in the series, The Art of John Keaton. This volume features a vast new collection of 56 Works by John all of which are personally selected by the artist. There are numerous paintings, drawings and graphic creations that showcase his dexterity and style. The images are vivid and bright reflections on a great variety of subjects that will delight and hopefully inspire you.
Once again, John Keaton has produced a stunning volume of beautiful artwork. This fourth volume, entitled, Serenity, also features thought-provoking quotations and commentary by the artist. The subject matter varies greatly, yet all combine harmoniously in this collection of 55 works that provide us with a glimpse into Keaton's mind, full of eternal curiousity, he captures a subject matter with great intensity. Elusive and simultaneously captivating, Serenity is not easily captured and at times, may only be obtained through great introspection and as a result of going through great pain. A fine addition to the series !