Painter Keith Williams came to the Springs from Alexandria, Va. Two months ago to visit a lifelong friend.
Now he’s selling his artwork downtown.
On Tuesday, Williams was drawing nature scenes and selling his art at the corner of East Kiowa and North Tejon streets. He said he intends to be on the corner at least each week day from noon to 7 p.m. from now until Christmas, depending on the weather.
“I can come out in the snow, if it’s not too deep,” he said, “but I can’t come out in the rain.”
Most of Williams’ art displayed on Tuesday were pen and ink drawings of trees. Some were abstract. He sold one 8×10 inch abstract of a woman under trees for $20, framed, to a young lady named Hallie.
Williams said he wants to create a pointillism piece during his visit to the city. Pointillism is a style of art that uses numerous dots of various colored paints to create an image. One of the most well known examples of this style is Georges Pierre Seurat’s “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.”
Williams said he likes to paint nature scenes the best, another reason he came to the Springs. He said he’d like to stay in the city, if he can make it financially. Otherwise, he’ll have to return to Alexandria sometime next year.
Williams said those who consider themselves artists need to find different venues to present their work to the public.
“If you don’t take your art to the public,” he said, “how will you know how good you are?”
Examples of Williams’ art can be found on the Website redbubble.com