Keary Kautzer paints in the American Impressionist style, painting with limited hues to set a mood to draw the viewer in. Living in Sheboygan along the shoreline of Lake Michigan is a main reason why many of his paintings have water related scenes. A career as Executive Director of WSCS, the Shebogyan community television station, has enabled him to transfer his visual experiences into his paintings. Keary studied watercolor painting with James Michael, especially en plein air.
Keary’s painting Springfield won the Best of Show and 1st Place honors at the 2009 Joan Kohn Alive in the Arts juried exhibition at Gallery 110 North, Plymouth, WI. At the 2009 Door County Plein Air Festival, Keary’s painting Journeyman won 1st place at the Dockside Quick Paint Competition. Keary was one of the forty featured artists from across the country invited to the Door County Plein Air Festival in 2010.
In 2013 Enjoy the Day won Second Place Award at the 18th Annual Holiday Membership Exhibition at Gallery 110 North, Plymouth, Wisconsin.
In 2014 Onion River won the 1st Place Watercolor Painting award at the Endangered Places, Historic Places show, Gallery 110 North, Plymouth and Missing Paris won the Viewer’s Choice Award at the Art and Wine Festival, Blind Horse Restaurant and Winery, Kohler, Wisconsin.
In 2015 Meyer’s Park won Second Place Award at the Paint the Town En Plein Air exhibition, Gallery 110 North, Plymouth, Wisconsin.
Keary won the Best Male Artist Award at the 2016 Sheboygan Visual Artists Juried Art Show, EBCO Artworks Gallery, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
In 2017 Keary won the People’s Choice Award for Out to Pasture at the Paint the Town En Plein Air event at Gallery 110 North, Plymouth, Wisconsin
Keary Kautzer is a member of the Wisconsin Watercolor Society, Plymouth Arts Center, and Sheboygan Visual Artists. Paintings are represented at Two Fish Gallery, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin and online at www.kearykautzer.com.