New Book
"Fortunate Eyes"
The Life and Art of Keith Holmes
by René Mahlow

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This beautiful 233 page book includes an introduction and detailed analysis by René Mahlow, a complete transcription and images from a talk by the artist delivered at the Galiano Library in September, 2019, plus reproductions of the René Mahlow large collection of works

Title page

"The Library talk" is an autobiographical description of some key aspects of the artist's journey, showing a sampling of work done over the years from formative to mature. Also about the evolution of ideas that have led to current work.

Class photo, Banff School of Fine Arts 1962.
back row - third from right.
Studio in Calgary and early silk-screen prints, 1972-'78.

Graphic Arts, 1970-'74

Early painting, 1970
"All Alberta" Exhibition
Edmonton Art Gallery

The Street, Vancouver 1979,'80

Early landscapes, 1979

Galiano Island, 1980-'85

Cards, 1987 - 92


How a painting comes together on location.

Galiano light and landscape.


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and I will mail it to you.

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