Keely Halward - Untethered
Untethered // Acrylic on panel // 20 x 20 inches
Keely Halward is a Canadian abstract painter living in rural BC, Canada in the “unincorporated” community of xwesam/stelkaya, Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast. Her most recent solo exhibition This Is No Time For A Muted Palette was painted during the pandemic and was held at The Kube in Gibsons in 2021. Influenced heavily by her life spent along coastal shorelines and mountain ranges, Keely’s Mountain Moon series uses layers of washes with vibrant colour to depict round ‘portals’ to alternate landscapes and realities.
Keely has shown her work in various venues including the Doris Crowston Gallery, The Kube and The Gibsons Public Art Gallery. In 2022, she will have a solo exhibition at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre entitled When We See That We’ve Been Distracted. Since 2020, Keely has participated in art residencies with Fibreworks Studio and Gallery, the Sunshine Coast Arts Council, and Thrive Arts Studio.