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When I look back on my life, there were definite moments where the youngster artist began to appear. One particular event was in kindergarten in Decatur, Alabama when my teacher (Ms. Pitts) singled me out in the middle of class to praise a drawing (coloring book style) of the earth that the whole class had attempted. It is still memorable to me so I know it was an important shaping moment that taught me that art, for me, could be meaningful and beneficial. Drawing and painting became a regular habit mostly for those rewards. I didn’t miss out on too much “kids stuff” as this painting might depict, but I focused on art more than the others around me. In this whimsical look back in time, the current me is the farmer in the barn looking at these adorable kids (and himself back in time) as they play a serious game of marbles for keeps while the young artist is more caught up in his surroundings which were another theme in my life. In either case, as an adult, we can learn a lot from the little ones about the “Art of Being Young.”

— Mark Keathley

12x16   S/N   (50):   $550 Framed   or   $400 Canvas
12x16   A/P   (10):   $895 Framed   or   $745 Canvas
18x24   S/N   (95):   $895 Framed   or   $695 Canvas
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