Sunday, March 25, 2012

Big Ol' Whale Print is Finished!

4 feet by 8 feet.
Too big to photograph properly at the moment.
Working on making a small first edition of prints.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lots O' Woodcuttin'

Yup month 2 of slowly cutting this Big Ol' Whale.
Back to work...

Thursday, December 08, 2011

2 New Woodcuts. the whale is matte black with white ink , the skull is matte black with silver ink. classy.

newish stuff

So I moved to New York and have been really busy with non art related stuff, but things are looking up! I have joined a small community art space/studio arts program called Wayfarers a few months back . Here is some things I had been working on through out the year. not the best but I found the north star and I'm heading somewhere. I will be more regularly posting. I'll post some of the drawings I did at the studio next week and the stop motion animation character I have been slowly building. I'm prepping for 2012...time to get busy. thanks for listening...

Friday, July 09, 2010

lunch break painting...

devour sustenance, then paint...scrap paint from work...made on a woodshop wall no one will ever see. except M.R. Volpe -"You couldn't invent someone like M.R. Volpe. He was a... he was one of a kind. He was a mutant. A real heavyweight water buffalo type... who could chew his way through a concrete wall and spit out the other side covered with lime and chalk and look good in doing it."

Thursday, June 10, 2010

June 1st

more oval portraits soon. here's the first...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

They Moved The Tombstones But Not The Bodies-4 New Paintings

Here is the work from the show if you missed it. They can be purchased through the Cave Gallery until April 30th. click this link for purchase C.A.V.E Gallery Buy Art
Thanks again to everyone who came to the show.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Short Video from the Opening Night of " They Moved the Tombstones but not the Bodies" art show @ the C.A.V.E. Gallery

Here is a video of the Opening night for all those who couldn't make it.

C.A.V.E. gallery - Venice, CA - 04.02.10 - art show from Fabio Cunha on Vimeo.

This group show is called "They Moved The Tombstones But Not The Bodies"
here is the flyer that was published in the March issue of Hi-Fructose and the April issue of Juxtapoz. can't wait to get to L.A. for some warm weather...

Friday, January 15, 2010

North Four Mural (DETAIL)

here is a detail...below this image is obviously me in the picture to show scale...

North Four Mural- 2010

First Painting of 2010 might as well be a monster...

on North Fourth in between Driggs & Bedford in Williamsburg Brooklyn
7 New paintings on display as well.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Family Quilt at the Together Gallery

50 artists, all work is small and square to be exhibited like a quilt. December 5th through January 25th.

everything is under $200. mine are less than a $100. I will even through in a dinner for 2 at the Brooklyn Potted Meat Factory to
our first 2 lucky customers. ( tickets not incl.)

Sincerely ,
Ol' Tommy TicTacTeeth

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tom Keating ... Vinyl Killers ...The Goodfoot

Go by the Goodfoot any time after 5 and check out this big bad ass show. 100 artists, paintings on records . All paintings can be purchased on line through the good foots website

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Super 8mm film...

Super 8mm film I made this summer. Road trip from Portland to NYC

Warning : watching super 8mm films may warm that block of ice you call a heart.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

"Little Atomic Bomb" is now available in Stash's "Short Films Collection #1"

Stash Video Animation Magazine was so into this Short Film Adam Long and I made they printed it again ! Thanks Stash!

Here is where you can buy it / watch the trailer...

Monday, August 31, 2009

"Back to School Show" at the Life Gallery- First Thursday

"Back to School" is a group art show of artwork made on 8.5 x 11 on. college ruled paper. Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out.

25 NW Everett Street #107, Portland, OR 97209
First Thursday

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Solo Show at The Together gallery

Thanks everyone for coming to the show!!! A special thanks to the Together Gallery, Cars and Trains for playing a rad set, and a very special thanks to Matt Stangel at the Portland Mercury for the review...this is what he wrote:

"In five days, local artist Tom Keating will be moving to NYC. As many folks are used to seeing his work in coffee shops and galleries around town— Backspace, Report, and others— Keating will be missed. His illustrations often incorporate newsprint and always depict unique interpretations of the human anatomy. His characters hands are stumpy, their heads squared, and their noses like a boxer's, in contorted angles and smashed triangles.

I'm particularly bummed that Keating is leaving town because he's an artist I've been keeping in the Rolodex for a while now, watching from the sidelines as his style has developed into something truly distinct. Lately his characters have been painted with multiple sets of eyes— an extension of Keating's tendency to give his figures distorted features. His work represents an aesthetic-in-progress— it changes in subtle, traceable ways; it keeps you coming back."

I'll be back for a visit in the spring.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The 40 o.z. show gets a write up in The Mercury.

You can read the article here...

The Mercury-40 o.z.

thanks for posting my 40 bottle and for the positive write up...the show is rad, go check it out. there is only 8 days left.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Forty Oz. of Radness

FIRST THURSDAY...These sweeet babies were drank and drawn on last night. As Grandpa used to say: "Recession Drinks At Recession Prices" Humdinger! Art on left side is mine , Art on the Right side is Eatcho's- ( Hopefully I'm in this show...kinda last minute...

2 pieces up at the Together Gallery

2 pieces from the backspace show are up with at Together Gallery (May only) at a discounted price for summer. Drop by Sunday's If you want to talk shop, because I'll be volunteering that day.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Backspace - First Thursday Opening Up from March 5th-April 1st

Sold !

Sold !

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sunday, December 14, 2008

BMX Video - Cut Out Titles by Tom Keating-

Here is a little piece from a freelance project for Nike 6.0...
I made the cut out letters ( Titles and Riders names ) Then stuck ' em to the crusty parts of portland.
Editing of video done by Adam Long of Paperhouse Films ( the genius behind "Little Atomic Bomb" ! )
click on this link to watch the video.

p.s. Listen to more DEAD MOON!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Together Gallery Show SATURDAY 29th

23rd and Alberta tonight saturday the 29th. 60 artists 120 paintings including the one in this post under $200. Holy Shit!
"Welcome to the new economy sweet tits! " -Ol' Tommy Keats.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Sold !

Monday, August 18, 2008

Invision Art Book- 12 Portland artists including Tom Keating

A full-color collection of visual art featuring twelve incredible artists from Portland, Oregon - Kendra Binney, Ryan Bodiroga, Paul Fujita, Chris Haberman, Scott Wayne Indiana, Tim Karpinski, Tom Keating, Charlie Alan Kraft, Ashley Montague, Dan Ness, Jesse Reno, and Keith Rosson.

available at Powells Online :


Or straight from the Publisher if you're a cliche starving artist or just broke.

This came out a minute back. Just dawned on me that I should promote it.Thanks for looking and the support.