Artist as Collector from Abroad

This week’s post for our Artist as Collector Series, comes from Elaine Kehew, an American artist currently living and working in Nairobi, Kenya.

I have this piece by my artist friend Bill Tully hanging in my daughter’s room. 

When my baby girl Rebecca was newly conceived, I chose this painting because it seemed ephemeral and dreamy, and just starting to come to life. We had recently found out that the baby would be a girl, and I like the soft pink tones. 

Bill was an inspiration to me before I decided to paint- I would visit his studio near PS 1 in Manhattan to see the work in progress and smell the turpentine.
Elaine Kehew is a painter and printmaker who has made her home in Nairobi, Kenya. Her work often involves the coast or port themes as viewed through the lens of the artist abroad.

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