Essie Keil, Upstate, N.Y Member Since September 2008 Artist Statement Self taught Upstate NY artist residing in quiet country surroundings with my four boys and spouse. With the love of art always with me through out my childhood, I have become more involved with my passion for painting and drawing. I love nudes, Absrtacts most of all, But am not limited to all other fields. I have shown my work in one of my favorite galleries in Phonicia NY. I drive myself to the point of no return most evenings when a painting is not just right....I am my worst critic, And will thrive to be better!!!