About Kyle Keeter

Kyle Keeter's paintings and drawings reflect his upbringing in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. As a child Kyle explored art through drawing, painting, directing super-8 movies with special effects, and creating Halloween costumes. By his senior year at Watauga High School, his talent was recognized with numerous art awards: Scholastic Gold Key Art Awards, first place in the AAA School Traffic Safety National Poster Contest, a Blue Ridge Parkway 50th anniversary art award, and the Watauga High School senior art award. Kyle's travels in Europe with his family exposed him to the works of the great masters of the Italian Renaissance and French Impressionism.

When Kyle studied at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, Kyle's instructors noted his distinctive style. Kyle developed his watercolor technique at Ringling and at Parsons School of Art and Design in New York City where he studied with Beverly Brodsky, an award-winning children's author and illustrator. Kyle continued his studies at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art.

Kyle's pen and ink drawings of the Southern icon Elvis were recognized with two awards at the annual International Art Contest in Memphis. Kyle was an instructor at Caldwell Community College in Boone, NC, for eight years. He now works as a full-time artist. His fine art prints are available at the Mast Store in Valle Crucis, IAGO in Blowing Rock as well as frame shops in West Jefferson and Lenoir.

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