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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Keisha Farmer

Keisha Farmer

Artist Work

Twin Burst
2010
Acrylic
16 x 20
Watercolor #2
2007
Watercolor
16 x 20
Watercolor #3
2007
Watercolor
16 x 20
Marvin
2000
Cut Paper
8 x 8 inches
Fallen Leaves
2005
Watercolor
16 x 20
Burst
2010
Acrylic
16 x 20

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Bio

I am a life-long learner.  My professors have described me as a "watercolor master," but I am competent in acrylic, oil, and my favorite media is pastel.  

As a teenager, I studied commercial art and design before graduating from high school in Baltimore City.  I then completed my undergraduate studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.  Though I majored in Illustration, I loved printmaking and black and white photography as well.  As an illustration student, I explored mixed media in two dimensional formats, focusing on storyboards and children's book illustration.   Upon graduating, I worked in New York City as a web and Photoshop designer.  I currently hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt, and a Masters in Education from Towson University.

My love for learning prompted my enrollent at the Art Students League, where I discovered the joys of pastel.  I studied pastel and anatomy under several master teachers, and then enrolled in a teaching program.  I have been a certified art educator for 12 years, teaching grades K-12. I have also taught Advanced Placement Studio Art, which is similar to a foundations, college-level art program.   When I am not teaching, I spend my summers with my son, painting in my home studio, or running my online, crochet business.  

As a teaching artist, I can provide students instruction in drawing, painting, and preparation for AP exams.  I hold an Advanced Professional state certification in Art K-12, and was honored by the Maryland Art Education Association for outstanding service in 2012.