Guernsey born artist Keith Langlois has worked as a graphic artist/ illustrator/animator, and for the past 15 years usually at a computer screen. He is keen to get back to creating paintings and artefacts as he did in the 1980s. At the age of fifteen, he began working at the Guernsey Pottery, slip casting and decorating majolica slipware.

In 1976 while attending an art foundation course at “The Dove Centre” in Somerset held a sell-out exhibition of drawings and watercolours.

After two years working for his father growing tomatoes back in Guernsey, he returned to Somerset to pursue an art career creating interiors for the Firkin, Slug and Lettuce and Front-Page pub groups while employed by Barker Harland Ltd.

Over the years he has exhibited work at many joint shows including the Royal Academy summer exhibition and in 1986, a solo one-day sale of paintings in Somerset, arranged by friend Pat Leyshon, which sold out.

Throughout the 1990s to the present day most of his work has been creating graphics and illustrations, and from the early 2000s, computer-based model-making animation usually to explain how things work, from a series of ‘Mechanisms of Action’ films for Probiotics international Ltd to mechanical renewable devices for Highway Energy Systems and Hughes R&D.

“When I get the chance to paint these days my influences include; Mervyn Peake, Paul Gauguin, Alice Neel, Shaun Tan, Diego Rivera, Peter Howson, Victor Hugo, MC Escher and Bill Evans. The latter being a musician but always integral to my understanding of painting, so I would say the way I visualise music has played a big part in my artwork.”

          1970s:

  • Guernsey Pottery
  • Arts foundation course at ‘Dove Workshops’ Somerset
  • Exhibition of drawings and watercolours 1986 Dove Workshops

         1980s:  

  • Fine Artist + Commercial
  • Creating interior artefacts for Barker Harland Ltd.
  • Slug & Lettuce, Front Page, Firkin & Hogs Head pub chains.
  • Exhibition/ House sale of watercolours 1986 given by Pat Leyshon Compton Dundon Somerset.

         1990s:

  • Fine Artist + Commercial
  • Barker Harland Ltd, Pubs Etc, Illustration for Probiotics International, Bath & West agricultural shows.

         2000s:

  • Fine Artist + Illustration/Animation for;
    • Protexin International,
    • Nutramax Veterinary Sciences,
    • Hughes R&D,
    • Highway Energy Systems Ltd.
    • Publicity for ‘Global Sounds’ and ‘Green Note’ Festivals Album Cover and
    • Website content for Afro Latin London Band ‘Penya’.

          2000 – 2019:

  • Portrait commissions
  • Promotional work for The Duchess of Cocklemoor Ferry
  • CAD planning visualisations
  • Coach-house Gallery show 2017
  • Scenery for GADOC productions;
    • ‘Deliver Us from Evil’, ‘
    • Oliver!’,
    • ‘Dick Whittington,’
    • ‘One Man Two Govnors,’
    • ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and
    • ‘Blood on Canvas’.

©Keith Langlois.  All Rights Reserved 2019

 

Tinsel Paintings

“Inspired by John Mahy Gallienne’s work I am attempting to replicate his technique using old and modern themes.

I have used old glass with oil based inks and paints just as he did, with the important inclusion of a backing panel sized with metal foil to reflect light, giving theses paintings a unique quality of movement as they reflect the surrounding environment”.

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Portelet Series 1     (£140.00 each or £300.00 for set of three)

Portelet Series 2

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Larger paintings

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Publicity for ‘Global Sounds’ and ‘Green Note’ Festivals Album Cover

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“DUSK”

Signed limited edition Print by Keith Langlois

Available at The Coach-house Gallery

During his extensive career, Guernsey born artist Keith Langlois has worked as a graphic artist, illustrator and animator. To create the etched effect on “Dusk” Keith applied a hard pencil (6H) to make an impression into the soft thick watercolour paper, then drawing or smudging soft pencil over those lighter drawn impressions so giving an impression of an etched line as in this drawing with the corn and stubble.

The inspiration for the painting was “harvest time and that magical period at the end of a day between sunset and nightfall.”

This image has been used for the 68 pence stamp in the issue of 21st July 2020 by Guernsey Post, an original of which is affixed to the print.

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