Artist Statement

My name is Joseph Keating. I am a an artist from Sioux Falls, South Dakota of the United States of America. I specialize in illustrations, digital paintings and oil paintings that revolve around themes of science fiction, fantasy and the human figure. My style is a blend of naturalistic and expressive with an emphasis on strong and active lines and vibrant colors with an attention to detail that maintains interest in even my smallest pieces. I enjoy blending my past experiences with biology and anthropology with my art and I believe that my background helps me feel empathy and understanding with my subject on a characteristically deep level. I hold dual bachelor degrees in Art and Anthropology from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, where I studied with the masterful Scott Parsons to develop my drawing abilities and learn to notice the details and beauty in life that are regularly overlooked.

-Joseph Keating