Welcome to the Web Site of Keith Monroe Blanton, one of
Indiana’s finest "Realist” oil painters. Born in 1951 to a farming family whose roots can be found in their
1832 homestead farm located northeast of Indianapolis. My earliest memories are of the beautiful people and images associated
with the family farms. I have always painted and sketched the beauty that God has placed around me. It is where I find my
peace and my calling. Like most people, my interests over the years have been divided. My early and middle years were spent
on the pursuit of an engineering career in the design and construction supervision of roads and bridges throughout Indiana.
But, my love has always been in the art of oil painting. To capture on canvas the moment in time, the sparkle in the eye,
and yes the very spirit and soul of the person, object, or scene that I am painting.
I have always loved the work and
passion found in the paintings of the old masters. My years of work as an engineer aided in the further development of an
eye for finite details and an absolute desire to create an heirloom that will be loved and will be cherished for generations.