Paul Keysar is known for his classic, representational oil paintings of landscapes and still lifes. He has a passion for the land and is intrigued with the interaction of man and nature. "As an artist, I am continually observing life around me. I am fascinated by the effects of light, atmosphere, and weather. My goal is to show the beauty of the land and man's dependence on it."
Paul started his formal art training at the age of fourteen with lessons at The Art League in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2000, he completed four years of fine arts education at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. In addition, his training included a year of study from 1997-1998 under nationally known portrait and landscape artist Carolyn Egeli of Valley Lee, Maryland. He has also studied the figure with Robert Liberace and Dan Thompson.
Paul is an award-winning plein air painter and studio artist. His greatest artistic influences have been the art of Homer, Corot, and Constable, along with the contemporary work of Jacob Collins, Randall Exon, and many others. He has participated in numerous solo and group shows, and his work is owned by collectors throughout the country. He is available to give demonstrations and lectures and offers private art lessons, classes, and workshops for beginners through advanced. Paul currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and son.