Welcome to the website for Artist Keith Loker.
This site is a portfolio of Keith's work which he has created during his incarceration on San Quentin's death row where he now currently resides. This site aims to provide a platform upon which Keith is able to share his portfolio of work with the outside world. Keith is an extremely talented artist who uses several techniques in his artwork notably fine ink stippling and pen drawings.
We hope you enjoy looking at Keith's artwork, and for any enquiries, please use the contact form on the site.
Art is the highest form of hope.” Gerhard Richter
"What you see here are mi attempts at artistically assembling some of mi own ideas and creations, and some images from photos of things and persons I find a connection to.
These completed scenes have been a way to physically finish something using mi hands, mind and time while locked in this 4 x 8 x 10 cell closet. I have no formal training in art and so each project becomes another learning curve.
I don't yet feel like I am at a high enough level of producing to call myself an artist. Yet, mi goal is to keep increasing the visual quality of the scenes i'm drawn to work on so hopefully and eventually mi creations will reflect the things and places I love and once was able to be a part of in a way that separates mi works from any other persons producing similar subjects.
At this time I am very comfortable using archival ink in sakura pigma and Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens. I'm working to learn how I can use (Van Gogh, Windsor & Newton Cotman, and Grumbacher Academy) watercolours alone and mixed in with the waterproof inks I already use. Plus, I am testing Windsor & Newton Acrylic paints to see how and where I can use them in completing scenes.
The black ink dots you see in mi black and white scenes and mi black and colour scenes are laid down by hand. Ink stippling as it is known by, is a very tedious process that can get close to looking like a black and white photograph.
Mi long term goal is to launch this site in 2018/2019 so that originals and prints can be ordered here. And with each sale, 10% to 25% of the profits will go to a reputable charity.
Thank you for visiting mi website set up by Nicola White. If you have any questions or comments, you can contact me through Nicola White at Nicola.firstname.lastname@example.org or write directly to me at mi address below:
Keith T. Loker #J-52100
4-85 East Block
San Quentin State Prison
Please also visit www.artofsanquentin.com
Keith Loker - July 2017
"ArtReach " joint exhibition - Made in Greenwich Gallery, Creek Road, London, UK
"ArtReach" joint exhibition with 20 San Quentin death row artists - St Andrews Art Centre, Gravesend, Kent UK
NOVEMBER 2016 - Art for Amicus charity art event and auction - joint exhibition, Middle Temple Hall, City of London, UK
10th to 29th December 2016 - Joint Exhibition "Codes of Faith"
Laura I Gallery
MAY 2017 - joint exhibition - Blakes Gallery, Kent, UK
JUNE 2017 - joint exhibition - Sun Pier House, Chatham, Kent, UK