Charles Keillor, portraits in black & white

Charles Keillor, portraits in black & white


Thanks for the great new site Paula,

I’ll update my image with “Heather”, my 2011 portrait that was short-listed as one of the 30 finalists for that year’s Kingston Prize. Seems appropriate as it will replace “Nicola”, my successful 2009 finalist entry. Didn’t make the cut this time, but I plan to be back with a vengeance to try for the 2015 short-list!

I’ll go with a Bronze Listing.

Cheers! Thanks again,
Charles Keillor

CHARLES KEILLOR is from Vancouver Canada. The early passion he acquired for drawing was inspired by his parents Russell and Marial Keillor, both gifted visual artists.

Figurative and representational subjects are the focus of Charles’s art. Beyond precise draftsmanship and strong composition, capturing character and conveying mood are foremost among Mr. Keillor’s creative concerns. The quality of stillness found in much of his work, and the dedication to a monochromatic graphite medium, can be attributed in part to Charles’s affection for classic Japanese cinema.

CHARLES KEILLOR’s resume includes numerous client commissions, along with participation in solo, national, and international group exhibitions.


• Featured in the book series “Artists of British Columbia”; Volume 2 published in 2011
• CIPA: Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists; Active Member since 2008
• FCA: Federation of Canadian Artists; Active Member since 2010
• MYARTCHANNEL; Artist Member since 2008:


• KINGSTON PRIZE, Toronto ON and Drummondville QC. Selected as one of 30 Competition Finalists, 2011-2012
• FCA FEDERATION GALLERY, Vancouver BC. “Spring Seven”, Group Exhibition, 2011
• CIPA, Calgary AB. National Open Exhibition. Awarded for Excellence in Graphite, 2010
• “AIRS”, Vancouver BC. Annual International Representational Show, 2010
• “DRAWN” Festival, Vancouver BC. National Group Exhibition, 2010
• CITYSCAPE, N. Vancouver BC. “Rejuvenation”, Group Exhibition. Juror’s Choice Award, 2009
• KINGSTON PRIZE, Kingston ON. Selected as one of 30 Competition Finalists, 2009
• SILK PURSE GALLERY, W. Vancouver BC. “Grey Matter”, Solo Exhibition, 2009

Charles Keillor


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