Toe Keen

Havenside Point, Illustration, Issue 33, December 1, 2015

Cuervo #1, Illustration, Issue 38, March 15, 2017


When did you start doing artwork?
 I've been scribbling away since I was four years old.

When and what and where did you first get published? That would be for the magazine Cracked Eye in 2014, but I've been commissioned privately since 1992.

Do you use reoccurring themes or images in your illustrations? There's a great deal of expressionism in the stuff I'm doing that I'm always fighting against.

What media do you like to work in? Why? In the past three years, in terms of media I'm all over the place. It used to be ink, acrylic, oils- now it's pretty much any material I can use to create an image; enamel paint, chalk, charcoal, crayon, glue.
 
What artist's work do you most admire? How has this artist's work influenced you? I've got too many artists to list as an influence, ranging from Edward Hopper, Paul Klee, John Register, to Zin Limt, David Palumbo, etc.  
 
Biography
I am an amateur artist currently residing in Spain. I've written reviews, articles and conducted interviews for Matt Molgaard's Horror Novel Reviews page under the name James Keen which is fantastic - the page that is, not my stuff. You can contact me via my email address: toeken@hotmail.com or hassle me on my FB page:  https://www.facebook.com/james.keen.796