Keith Leitner


Keith Leitner during his exhibition at Cerulean Arts A former instructor, Neysa Grassi, gave me a copy of John Cage’s 10 Rules for Artists and Teachers. Two points have always stayed with me. First, the important thing is the work….people who work find things. Along with the finding is the satisfaction which comes from the making. Secondly, Cage suggests you find a place you trust and then try trusting it for awhile. My trust lies in the program and components of a painting. The support and the paint, along with the maker, combine to create a work that is a statement of partnership. Materials lead me through my painting. I like to see where they can take me. Much of the color, texture and surface I seek in my work I find in the world around me. As the work progresses, it creates its own logic. What does the work want or need? What happens when you put two or three colors together? From the initial move, I don’t know how each work will evolve; the struggle is getting to the end. 


Keith Leitner Resume 

Keith Leitner's most recent solo exhibition was held December 7, 2022 - January 15, 2023.  A selection of works is available at the gallery as indicated below.  For inquiries on all other works shown, please Contact Us

Hear Keith speak about his work during the 
Virtual Tour & Talk held on Wednesday, December 21. 


Above Stockton, watercolor, 12" x 12"  SOLD 


Arabesque, watercolor, 12" x 12"  Available


Doe Run, watercolor, 12" x 12"  SOLD 


Evening Veil, watercolor, 12" x 12" 


Storm Bight I, watercolor, 12" x 12"  


Storm Bight II, watercolor, 12" x 12"  SOLD 


Sailors Haven, watercolor, 12" x 12"  Available 


September Glory I, watercolor, 12" x 12"  


September Glory II, watercolor, 12" x 12"  Available


Saturation Dawn, watercolor, 12" x 12"  


Saturation Dusk, watercolor, 12" x 12"  


Necco Wafer, watercolor & oil pastel, 12" x 12"  


Basalt, oil on paper, 12" x 12" 


Jet Stream, oil on paper, 12" x 12"  SOLD 


Metamorphic, oil on paper, 12" x 12"  SOLD 


Sunset (Green Flash), oil on paper, 11" x 11"  SOLD


Verdant, oil on paper, 10" x 10"  


Of the Fire, oil on canvas, 16" x 16"  


Scribe, oil on paper mounted on panel, 9.5" x 9.5"  Available 


Eroded, oil on paper mounted on panel, 11.5" x 11.5"  


Spring, oil on paper mounted on panel, 11.5" x 11.5"  Available 


Creator of the Universe, oil on canvas, 18" x 18"  Available 


Storm, oil on paper mounted on panel, 9.5" x 9.5"  SOLD  


Handwork, oil on paper mounted on panel, 9.5" x 9.5"  


Approach, oil on paper mounted on panel, 9.5" x 9.5"  SOLD 


Lacquer, oil on paper mounted on panel, 9.5" x 9.5"  SOLD  


River of Time, oil on canvas, 16" x 16"  


Shade, oil on canvas, 24" x 24"  


Orpheus, oil on canvas, 18" x 18"  


Frost, oil on canvas, 24" x 24"  SOLD 


Jollity (Pink on Tan), oil on canvas, 17" x 17"  


Mars, oil on paper, 10" x 10"  SOLD  


Zephyr, oil on canvas, 12" x 12"  


Palimsest 5, oil on canvas, 12" x 12"