Round Town Event - Park Co. Library
Artist reception for Paul Kethley in Grizzly Hall of the Cody Library. Open to the public.
Paul was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1952. Even when he was very young, his God given gift emerged while illustrating WWII aircraft in dog fight positions. At age 11 his mother enrolled him in private drawing classes. Within a couple of years his drawing skills were so apparent that his teacher invited him to join her college drawing classes.
After earning a degree in business in 1974, Paul immediately headed for Denver, Colorado where he worked in various sales and marketing positions for 15 years and created oil and watercolor paintings during his spare time. "The passion for painting hit me in 1979," he recalls. "I worked hard at it on weekends and began developing paintings that told stories after visiting a Frederic Remington exhibition. By 1987, I had made contacts resulting in some major sales from a local bank and was showing work in a local gallery." A few years later, after leaving the commercial printing industry, Paul opened his own studio in Evergreen, Co. and began teaching private art classes, selling art supplies and continuing his focus on oil painting.