Lori Keenan paints for pleasure. Keenan is drawn to finding beauty in simplicity through still life’s, interiors and landscapes. In her practice, Keenan goes through a process of opening herself up to abstraction to discover new ideas of expression and composition. Keenan’s works usually develop from quick collage sketches of still life objects or patterns. Keenan enjoys working patterns and especially colors that she sees in other images into her paintings. She is not afraid of mistakes and often allows accidents to inform her work from new patterns, shapes and colors.
Keenan received a BFA from the University of Kansas. Prior to developing her abstract painting style, Keenan was an artist at Hallmark Cards. She lives in Leawood, Kansas with her husband, Matt.