Ben Keys' Paintings, Featured in Wrightsville Beach Historical Book

by Benjamin Keys

Ben Keys Art: As Seen In:
Wrightsville Beach: The Luminous Island

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Ben's coastal landscape paintings (benkeys.com) have been collected for over a decade! One of his first set of paintings was a series of architectural portraits of the historic Wrightsville Beach cottages. And that series has officially made it into a history book! Special thank you to author, Ray McAllister, for taking the time to attend one of Ben's recent art shows and learning all about Ben's deep connection and ties to Wrightsville Beach. That first series of paintings now holds an emotional place both personally and professionally, making this feature very special to our family. Head on over to Amazon or Barnes & Noble to pick up a copy of "Wrightsville Beach: The Luminous Island." You can find Ben's story and work in the Afterword addition of the 10th Anniversary Edition. 

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Live Wedding Painting | Petersburg, PA

by Benjamin Keys

Amy + John
C. Barton McCann School of the Art
Petersburg, PA
24 x 36 in. Canvas

Where's the perfect place for a live wedding painting: an art school of course!  Ben was so excited to capture Amy + John's ceremony held in the sculpture garden of the C. Barton McCann School of the Art located in Petersburg, PA.  The winding cobblestone pathway with sculptures and beautiful gardens made for such a beautiful and unique painting.  There was such an intimate and organic feel to their wedding as the guests were sitting throughout the garden.  And honestly, the setup was a refreshing twist to having guests seated in traditional rows.  A reception followed after the ceremony and Ben enjoyed meeting their friends and family as the live painting progressed throughout the evening.  What an amazing couple!  We considered it such a joy to get to know them and to be part of their sweet wedding day!    

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Amy + Josh's intimate garden ceremony held at the C. Barton McCann School of the Art in Petersburg, PA.

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Amy + Josh's intimate garden ceremony held at the C. Barton McCann School of the Art in Petersburg, PA.