My name is Kevin Daly and Keb was a nickname I had many years ago. I decided to start using Keb for my art as it's a lot easier to remember and to sign....so there.
Since childhood I have loved to paint, but it was something I did rarely until the last few years. I studied mainly the sciences in college and went on to become a software engineer and later attended medical school at Yale. After medical school I became an emergency physician and have been practicing emergency medicine for the last 23 years. As I grew older, raised a family, and continued to practice medicine I began to feel a strong need to express myself creatively. I think my experiences with so many people during some of the most pivotal points in their lives played a major part in that. My life experiences outside of medicine have also been subjects of many of my paintings.
Several years ago I began to seriously explore my art as a form of self expression. There is something deeply satisfying for me when it comes to painting. For me the point of greatest excitement is when I come up with the vision for my next painting. Sometimes I will literally dictate the concept on my phone or write it on a piece of paper, like a songwriter, so I don't forget it later. Creating art has opened windows into myself I didn't know were there. Literally, creating new synapses in my brain forging paths to untapped realms in my subconscious.
I don't necessarily like classifying my art as being a particular genre of art. I am not boxing myself in. If I had to though I would say most of my work is representational and would be considered contemporary realism. That doesn't mean in a few months I may be not be making abstract pieces. I am literally going were my mind and heart takes me.
I offer limited edition prints of many of my paintings. Open edition prints are also available. Select [Shop Prints] on the main menu to shop for open edition prints and other items depicting my artwork or clck here.
If you are interested in purchasing a painting or limited edition print, or would like to commission a painting you can e-mail me at ArtByKeb@gmail.com
AWARDS AND IMPORTANT SHOWS
Escondido Municipal Gallery, People's Choice Show 2018, Honorable Mention
Escondido Municipal Gallery, Art Riot 2019, First Place
San Diego Museum of Art Artist Alliance, Dimensions 2019, Balboa Park, Honorable Mention
Front Porch Gallery, 2019 Annual Exhibit, Carlsbad
Sparks Gallery, OMA show 2019, San Diego
2019 San Diego County Fair, Fine Arts Exhibit, A People's Choice Winner
Ashton Gallery, In the Moment OMA group show, 2020
OMA Brooks Theater Art Show 3/2020, Oceanside
San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild, Guild at the Lyceum 2020, Second Place
Escondido Municipal Gallery, Summations 2018 and 2020
Colorado State Fair, Fine Arts Exhibit, Pueblo CO 2021
Membership into Oil Painters of America 2021