Paul Robert Keysar has always had a fondness for both nature and art. The body of his work consists mostly of representational landscapes and still lifes in oils. "As an artist, I am continually looking at life around me. I am fascinated by the effects of light and weather in my landscapes." This fascination has led to determination to preserve in paint the farms and land rapidly changing in his home state of Maryland and throughout the country. "My goal is to capture the ever changing and continuously disappearing landscape, which God has created for us to enjoy." Paul started his formal art training at the age of fourteen with lessons at The Art League in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2000, he completed four years of fine arts training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia plus a year of study from 1997 - 1998 under nationally known portrait artist Carolyn Egeli of Valley Lee, Maryland. Since graduation, he has been working professionally as an artist in his home studio. His greatest artistic influences have been the art of Homer, Corot, and Constable along with many others. He is continuously expanding his skills as an artist and is currently studying the figure to incorporate it better into his landscapes.