Bill Killebrew

Colors may assign importance. Color = light and description, but can also give discomfort or release of tension. I like to use a color to make something else come out and join us.
Since He Wouldn't Submit to Being Submersed
Since He Wouldn't Submit to Being Submersed

Complete, imperfect, and narrative, Bill Killebrew’s paintings capture what grabs his attention. Each elevates something commonplace or seemingly unimportant, making it the anchor of his figurative works. Influenced by Edouard Vuillard and Giorgio Morandi, Killebrew has been painting what he sees for decades to create what he refers to as “non-objective art.” Killebrew lets elements of light, an activity or event guide his painting process. The accumulation of thick paint from multiple brush strokes is a response to what is happening on the canvas at that time. Killebrew is a master of making that which is simple in scene compelling in texture, line, and color.

Killebrew is a Nashville native and received a BFA in painting and printmaking from Middle Tennessee State University. His work is in public and private collections throughout the Southeastern United States. He is also an accomplished guitarist and sailor.

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Since He Wouldn't Submit to Being Submersed
Since He Wouldn't Submit to Being Submersed
I'm Going Inside Before It Gets Dark
I'm Going Inside Before It Gets Dark
at least two of each at the reception
at least two of each at the reception
Late Afternoon
Late Afternoon
Since He Wouldn't Submit to Being Submersed
Since He Wouldn't Submit to Being Submersed
oil on canvas, 52x35
2019
I'm Going Inside Before It Gets Dark
I'm Going Inside Before It Gets Dark
oil on panel, 24x18
2017
at least two of each at the reception
at least two of each at the reception
oil on panel with wood frame, 20x36.5
2019
Late Afternoon
Late Afternoon
oil on panel, 13x31.75
2015

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