Keith Andry, born in Thibodaux, Louisiana, began fingerpainting at the age of two and sold his first painting at age six (to his first grade teacher). At the age of eight, his art began an award-winning streak that has taken him to national and international juried exhibitions ever since. After attending numerous watercolor workshops with such internationally acclaimed artists as Rex Brandt, Millard Sheets, Robert E. Wood, Milford Zornes, Frank Webb, and Edgar Whitney, Keith discovered that self-discipline and hard work were the key ingredients needed to become a successful artist.
Keith is a Signature Member in the National Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and the Louisiana Watercolor Society. With several "Best of Show" awards and and other top awards, Keith's reputation has brought his works to many public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe. He is also listed in Who's Who in American Art and American Artists of Renown, and has been featured in American Artist and The Artist's Magazine.
"Watercolor has become my favorite painting medium. The transparency, the airy quality that a watercolor possesses, and the freshness obtained by touching the paper only once, is what I strive to maintain.
To me, painting is the way to communicate not only what I see visually, but also what I feel and sense. Planning is my key to a successful painting. I believe that you should plan like a turtle and paint like a rabbit allowing some room for spontaneity.
It gives me a great sense of accomplishment to see the blank paper come to life with strong design, bold colors, and a unique "painterly" style that combines wit, design principles, and reporting into a single work of art."
Keith Andry, N.W.S.