"An artist is not paid for his labor, but for his VISION."
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"An artist is not paid for his labor, but for his VISION."
About the ARTIST  . . .

       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 internationaljuried 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 past Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, and is currently a Lifetime Member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the Louisiana Watercolor Society.  With several "Best of Show" awards 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


                   "A note to Keith who has been faithful through the years, and whose
           competence gives me much happiness:
                   The professional standards I find in the watercolor paintings of
           Keith Andry (youngest of my hundreds of students) predict, in my opinion,
           a national reputation and many honors.  In my opinion, any dealer or
           curator would be wise to associate himself with this young man's bright
                                                                            Edgar A. Whitney   

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