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William McKeown

After retiring from a 30 year career in state government, I began watercolor classes.  It was a life changing step that opened a new world to explore.  As a fifth generation North Floridian, I grew up and still live on the family farm in Quincy, Florida.  From an early age, I was taught to preserve, respect, and enjoy the land and its beauty.  I try to express this through realistic paintings of the people, barns, dilapidated sheds, boats, and rural and coastal scenes of north Florida and the “forgotten coast” of the Florida panhandle.

I work primarily in transparent watercolor and continue to study through classes, workshops, and demonstrations.  I try to capture my subjects in such a way as to encourage the viewer to appreciate the history, work ethics, and natural beauty of our area as well as others to which I’ve traveled.



+ American Society of Marine Artists

+ Southern Watercolor Society

+ Georgia Watercolor Society

+ Watercolor Society of Alabama

+ Florida Watercolor Society

+ Tallahassee Watercolor Society

   National Watercolor Society

   American Watercolor Society

   Kentucky Watercolor Society

   The American Artists Professional League



Willing to be a guest speaker / workshop presenter in a classroom setting.: Yes
Type of lesson (Private and/or Group): Private

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