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My ArT

Even though I don’t get as much time as I would like to paint and create art (mixed media and paintings) I still continue to carve out some time to explore my creative muse. I enjoy juxtaposing my old photographs, text and paint in a form of abstract visual narrative about my life’s journey – the ups, downs, and in between, in addition to synthesizing my highly expressive and impressionistic abstract style with external references from the landscape and religious iconography.

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19 comments on “My ArT

  1. Catherine Eagles
    April 23, 2007

    Would love to have you enter our juried exhibition this year. Here is the weblink to more info:
    Thank you,

  2. Kae Randall
    April 28, 2007

    mr K,
    Loved your site. I like the idea of using old photographs that you may have hundreds of to create something new. I like the way your self portrait incorporated photographs, text and paint, sort of a mixture of who you are, as I know you, Art Teacher.

    I didn’t really get into modern art, as far as researching and collecting, but then when i started learning aboutit in your class, i realized i have been doing it all along! My photography, my penchant for looking at things in the sky and trying to photograph them, my framing my son’s artwork to display. it is new and great to see this, and I realize that modern art doesn’t need to be weird, or gory, to be considered modern.
    Just a thought, did you do the crossroads painting?
    Your artwork is great! love it, love photos. Your class, to me, has been a work of art. You have taken such great pains, such time, such care in putting it all together, and yet you still have time to post thoughtful responses to us poor ‘peons” in the art world. did i spell that right? You still find the time to care aobut learning. so many teachers I have do not.
    so many teachers my kids have, do not.
    Encouragement: this is where i was about 6 months ago, torn between my desire to have independence, money, job security, and my desire to help disadvantaged young people learn. I live in an area where kids mostly don’t have a chance, they are the product of demographics, poverty, drug abuse, and it is hard to stand by and not help any longer. so i too, was hit hard by a sermon, on DVD no less, and this was after I had prayed for a definite sign to pursue my psychology and teaching degree, I am older than 40 with 2 school age children as well. I NEEDED A DEFINITE SIGN. the lady on the screen, in her sermon, suddently turned around and pointed her finger at the prompter, and said, ‘god is calling some of you to teach, and you know it, and you have known it for a long time. ” I’m telling you , i couldn’t have been hit with a 2 x 4 any harder, i almost fell out of my chair!!! it was a Beth Moore seminar, and we were watching a DVD to go along with our study. She was not speaking on teaching at al, this just came from out of thin air. OK MR K—I GOT MY SIGN. NOW IT SEEMS, YOU HAVE GOTTEN YOURS. WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH IT? I believe you know, you just have to go slowly. However you choose to fulfill your destiny, do it with all you’ve got. Life happens and the one thing we can be sure of is, it is unpredictable. so go while you can, do what you must, be at peace inside. You have the talent, you have the desire, now figure out the means.
    I wish you all the luck and blessings in the world, and will continue to remember you long after this class is over (May 1, 2007)for everything you have given me in this class, everything you have inspired me to be in this class, all the effort, time and talent you put into US. THANK YOU.

  3. andei
    May 12, 2008

    ha great work !
    haha love ya

  4. uncle terry
    May 16, 2008

    pat the control of space in your lastest work can only be described as semi obtuse with a sence of casual reality so i have to ask andei….”is that art”………

  5. andei
    June 6, 2008

    i concure with terr….

  6. Kyle Bohannon
    June 12, 2008

    Hi Patrick,

    Are you interested in joining our Art/Fashion Show next Saturday, June 21st? We are looking for contemporary artists/photographers…

    If you are not please spread the word! The show is entitled Art’s Evolution is going to be great fun and hopefully keep contemporary arts alive and growing in Carteret County!

  7. ernesto
    August 5, 2008

    I ld love to see so many and many people more, like you, in this world… creativiity and expression are both so important !

  8. Patrick Keough
    August 6, 2008

    thanks for the positive feedback Ernesto – I say less inner (and global) conflict and more art making.

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  12. Gary Nemcosky
    August 26, 2009

    I love your work. I’ll have to find a way to show you some of the mixed media stuff from my past work. The collage, layers, etc. are things that we have in common. I’m not sure – but did that come from ECU? ECU had a definite look to it for a while.

  13. keoughp
    August 26, 2009

    Thanks Gary! That means a lot coming from you. I suppose I have been influenced by the work being made at ECU in the 80’s however, I like to think I have put my own little twist to it and have evolved since then in my creative sensibility. Yes…I would love to see more of your collage work. Keep making art! Patrick

  14. philroutszong
    December 5, 2010

    Hey Patrick! This is Jenne. I loved looking at your artwork and photographs! God as given you an amazing gift and I love seeing the world through the “eye” He has given you! We are all like the beautiful songbirds-each one is different and He gives each one a unique song with which to praise Him! I loved reading your Thanksgiving blog. I loved hearing my dad tell me stories about his childhood and the innocence of it all and your story reminded me a lot of that! I read down a little further to the next blog, I think it was “Art is a time machine”? But it felt like I was in your art history class all over again!!! It was great to see you on Sunday and I’m glad to hear that everything is going well with you!

  15. keoughp
    December 6, 2010

    It was nice to see you as well Jenne! I can’t believe almost 8 years have gone by since you were an art student at CCC. Thanks for the kind words about the art and photography. Yes…I will always be teaching about art history and art in general – it’s a passion for me. cheers!

  16. Greg Hoffmann
    August 10, 2011

    Hey Cuz – I really enjoyed looking through your unique photo/art work, as well as you description and naming of each. I wish we could have spent more time together back “then”. Let me know of any work-shops you may be holding. Thanks Greg H.

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  18. WOW…..Just a Beautiful website! Your a pretty UNIQUE fellow! What caught my eye was you were station at Fort Dix New Jersey! My dad was career Air Force, and was stationed at McGuire Air Force base. I was born in Toms River, New Jersey…..I lived in New Jersey until I was 7, when my dad came home from the war in 1970. Then we moved to Sunny So. Cal…..but I live NOW in So. Oregon.

    Your Art is amazing! I wish I was talented as that! I’m following now, and will BE BACK!
    Hugs & Blessings, Catherine 🙂

  19. Barbara
    February 6, 2015

    Girl from art show

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