Born in Tipperary in 1953. John Keating studied at the Crawford College of Art, Cork, Trinity College, Dublin, Loughborough University, Leicestershire and The Arts Student League of New York, which he attended on a scholarship. Keating has exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions in the U.S.A., Italy, Spain, Greece, Monaco and China. His work is included in private and public collections in Ireland, the U.S.A., Australia, Italy, Greece and England. Keating has guest lectured and tutored on the drawing studies course at the National Gallery of Ireland, National College of Art and Design, Dublin Institute of Technology and at the University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A..
It is not solely the subject matter that interests me, it is also the challenges of the medium in which I am working. The rich colours and textures of oils express something different to me than the fluent almost transperent quality of watercolour, the shades of the blackness of charcoal and graphite powder suggest something different again and the randomness of the colours and textures of mixed media have another character.
I am excited by the medium and excited by the
search to find the subject that expresses its qualities