Fredericksburg, Texas fine artist, Keely Corona began her career in decorative painting after receiving her degree from San Angelo State University with a concentration in Fine Art.  Keely paints commercially where she transforms the ordinary home or business into the extraordinary with her keen eye for color and design, she eases her clients' minds and has earned her a position as a well respected and highly sought after decorative painter throughout the Texas Hill Country and beyond. In 2006, Keely decided to began studying old master's style of canvas painting and to commit herself to the challenge, she set her first solo art show a year after beginning to paint where that night she sold 17 of the 27 paintings on display. 

Keely's deep connection to the Texas Hill Country began early in her childhood when her mother remarried, the grandson of the late renowned architect Alfred Giles, opening the doors to her deep appreciation for nature. Although she didn't make the connection at the time, she now refers to this time as, finding her personal connection to God. During these early years of adjusting to a new family and life, Keely remembers sneaking off into the pastures of the 13,000 acre Hillingdon Ranch, pretending she was an Indian on horseback with her sketchbook in hand, where she bore her soul in sketches of life and the landscape around her.

 

She now deeply understands,  "This is what connects me to God. I found a way to express what I experience. I am so grateful to be able to share my paintings with others who can see, feel and connect with what I experience around me. The more time that passes I feel I have become just the holder of the brush and conduit for the creation of the work." 

 

Keely's paintings are now in private art collections in homes and offices across the country, as well as several publications including February 2014 Southwest Art Collector Issue. Keely has had many one-woman shows past and present and been invited to several regional and national shows including the honor of having three of her paintings juried into The Museum of Western Art Collector's Classic in Kerrville, Texas. If you get the chance to go to one of her shows or step into her studio gallery, you will be amazed and in awe, with this multitalented artist's ability to see and render her visions on many levels, with her works of art ranging from representational still life, tonal impressionist landscapes to abstract. 

 

 

 

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Fine Art History

 

1996 - 2009 Owner Artist partner at Jacob Lynn Studios decorative painting and mural Company.

2007 - Lincoln Street Wine Market Fredericksburg, Texas  1st solo  art show sold 17 of 27 paintings.

2007 - Gillespie County Annual juried art show award for still life.

2007 - Abstract Commission for August E’s restaurant featured in the May 2008 issue of Texas Monthly magazine. August E’s later resold Keely’s first contemporary abstract painting for $10,000 according to the buyer.  

  

 2008- 3 paintings juried into The Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas.

4 Texas Hill Country Parade of Homes featured works by Keely Corona.

2009- 5 of Keely’s contemporary paintings were selected for the San Antonio, Texas Parade of Homes. The home displaying her paintings won the people’s choice award.

2009- Whistle Pik guest artist and artist participating in Whistle Pik’s Christmas Miniature Show.

January 1010 issue of San Antonio-Austin Urban Home magazine featured Keely’s contemporary painting in the people’s choice home.

2009- present owner artist at Keely Corona Fine Art & Home. 

February 2014- Featured in Southwest Art Magazine Collector’s Issue.

2016 - “River of Life” painting auctioned off at the Cattle Baron’s Gala for $15,000 for the American Cancer Society. The painting now hangs at Texas Oncology in San Antonio, Texas.

 

2017 Edition 11 Best of Fredericksburg Cover Artist.

Keely Corona has studied under Greg Kreutz, Jeff Legg, Denise Mahlke, Nancy Bush and Chuck Rawle at the Fredericksburg Artist School in Fredericksburg, Texas. Keely also studied under Fine Artist and Muralist Harley Bartlett in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

Keely Corona’s work is currently represented at Blackchalk Home & Laundry and Keely Corona Fine Art Studio & Gallery by appointment.

 

Keely has shown her work in galleries and shows since 2007 and has been represented by Texas Treasures Art Gallery Boerne, TX, Garden Path Gallery Boerne, TX, The Good Art Company Fredericksburg Texas, Artisan’s at Rocky Hill Gallery Fredericksburg, TX, Gallery on the Square Wimberly, TX, Monty Wade Gallery La Villeta San Antonio, TX, Dan Pfieffer Gallery Fredericksburg, TX, Larry Jackson Art & Antiques Fredericksburg, TX and Whistle Pik Gallery Fredericksburg, TX.