A Sketch of the Artist
Keith Mueller started
drawing and painting as a child, beginning his first private lessons at
age eleven. From early on, he found the human face and figure the most
interesting, challenging, and expressive subject matter. He continued
painting throughout high school, and went on to study art at Arizona
State University and Taylor University (Indiana), completing his BFA at
the University at Albany (New York).
Mueller began painting portraits professionally in 1973. Since then
his work has been exhibited in art galleries across the United States
and has received numerous awards. His drawings and paintings are in
many private and public collections, including the Billy Graham Center
Museum, the Boy Scouts of America, and the United States Congress.
nude has been a favorite subject since before his college days, and the
artist is concentrating on an extensive body of work in this genre.
natural outcome has been nude portraiture, increasing in recent years
to occupy a greater percentage of his work. Most nude portraits are
commissioned by men of their wives and girlfriends, but men and women
also commission nude portraits for themselves and as surprise gifts for
their spouses on their anniversaries and birthdays. Couples often
commission nude portraits of themselves, and parents are delighted with
nude portraits of their children.
Mueller teaches drawing and painting classes in his studio and in
public and private schools, and he teaches private lessons in individual
students' homes. He also teaches Life Drawing classes for naturist
groups, on naturist cruises, and at naturist resorts: Draw the Nude Nude
P.S. To refresh your memory of what I do as a realist portrait painter:
My portrait of Congressman James Howard hangs in Congress in Washington DC: