Monday, October 02, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Cultural Identity Series- We Are the Sky

Cultural Identity Series
"We are the Sky"
colored pencil on vellum


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Self portrait with Oranges

The girls are back to school, my mother is finally at peace, we work hard, we love, we are excited about life and then the news hits, more senseless violence.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Every Day Heroes

This is a project I did at Art Share LA they had asked me to do a door with my Trader Joe's collages, the news of racial violence on the Portland MAX train hit me hard, when the world hits me hard, I hit back with art. Who would think in America today people like these guys and Heather Heyer would lose their lives standing up for the rights, respect and love for all citizens. 


Portland MAX
Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Mechen and Rick Best were murdered on a commuter train in Portland, Oregon. Micah David-Cole, a young poet was seriously injured. All three of these men stood up to hate, slanderous words and vial words and misgivings towards two young Muslim teenagers. 
I have created a portrait of thier heroism using Trader Joes grocery bags. I'm a painter, yet have found a new medium in collage using bags that I have collected from friends and family. Inundated with news and stories of hate and violence it's easy for me to get overwhelmed, or tune out. These men did not, they were faced head on with what I see and hear in the news and held their ground in their belief of kindness and good will. I feel for their mothers, fathers, children, their friends, families, and for all the people on the train that day. Finding these men in the print markings of a grocery bag, a symbol of caregiving helps me express my gratitude that they had the courage along their daily routine to stand up for equality and show love in the face of hate.  








Saturday, July 08, 2017

Hermosa Beach

My latest picture made with Trader Joes bags is at ShockBoxx Projects gallery in Hermosa Beach tonight.  Hermosa is the home of Black Flag and the California punk rock scene.  My suburban teenage self thought that was pretty cool!Although my Dad didn't get the music I was into and we had a few rough teenage years he sure would of been proud of my art's picture in the paper.  We never really understood each other, but we sure did love each other. After he died and I was cleaning out his desk, there was every little art opening, card, flyer, paper that had to do with me and my art.  


Wonder Women w Trader Joe's Grocery Bags.


Mike Collins, artist and owner of Shock Boxx Projects.
Cool utility box with old flyers from the scene.


Read all About it, in the Easy Reader

me and my Dad!

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

shapes of me


 I've been sketching large in the studio with graphite, attempting to not put faces on everything.





Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sketch book

This is graphite pencil, it's soft, smooth, and makes it's so much easier to draw what you feel.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Eye of Nature

I found an old book, and the paper is perfect for pastel.  





Thursday, April 27, 2017

Painting vs. posting

Painting, projects, photograph....Post! I get pretty behind in this blog and need to build may website but darn't art gets in the way (and family) but that's a good thing right?  Anyway I post more frequently on Facebook, Instageam and Twitter so follow me there and I'll I'll follow back!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Save Art Space

Save Art Space

I love this idea, this project and all the art happening here.  You gotta check out what Save Art Space is doing, they are renting up advertising space and putting up art, how cool is that?!  Here are a few pics of my piece "Figures in Landscape" just off the 2 FWY at Glendale Blvd. in Los Angeles.


Thursday, February 02, 2017

Trumps spirit animal


My husband and I are freaking out about American democracy, what's left of it.  At least we are freaking out together. I am illustrating his tweets. Follow us @loiskeller and  @allenkeller3

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women's March on Washington



Feel free to download and share this image if it speaks to you!  Also here is a coloring page for those of you that can't march because you have to stay home for whatever reason and want to participate in the March.  Send me pics and I'll post them here.