Paul Kethley

National Exhibitions:


Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale, Western Heritage Museum, Cheyenne, WY


 Night of Artists Invitational Western Art Show and Sale, Briscoe Museum, San Antonio, TX


Bosque Arts Classic, Bosque Arts Center Clifton, TX


Arts for the Sangres, San Isabel Land Trust, Westcliffe, CO.


Pearce Museum of Western Art,  Painting entitled 'Through the Slots' was purchased as a permanent collection.




Paul was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1952. He's come a long way from his roots, exchanging bayou country for the breathtaking beauty of the west.   thley landscape oil paintings  Paul Kethleyestern figurative oil paintings  oil paintings for sale  landscape oil paintings on canvas original oil paintings​

Paul Kethley landscape oil Paintings​

Even when Paul was very young, his God-given gift emerged while illustrating WWII aircraft in dog fight positions.  At age 11, his mother enrolled him in private drawing classes.  Within a couple of years, his artistic talent was so apparent that his teacher invited him to join her college level drawing classes.


After earning a degree in business in 1974, Paul immediately headed for Denver, Colorado where he worked various sales and marketing positions for 15 years and painted during his spare time.

"The passion for painting hit me in 1979," he recalls.  "I worked hard at it on weekends and  began creating paintings that told stories after visiting a Frederic Remington exhibit of western paintings at the Denver Art Museum.  By 1987, I had made contacts resulting in some major sales from a local bank and was in a local gallery."

Paul opened his own studio in Evergreen, Colorado in 1989 after leaving his full-time job in the printing industry to concentrate on his art.  While there, he sold commissioned paintings, taught drawing and painting lessons, and sold art supplies.


In 1999, Paul married Lisa and relocated to Buena Vista, Colorado.  "Lisa has been a constant source of objectivity and moral support to me and this area provides every western setting imaginable, from snow covered peaks to rivers, and even rocky desert terrain."  Although Paul's basic interest is the historical West, he has also painted more modern settings which originate from his backpacking trips.  " I like to depict figures interacting with the environment, campfires, cowboys, vaqueros, Native Americans, wildlife and fly fishermen, I want to get viewers involved in the interaction with figures and give them the freedom to finish the story."


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