Christel Keller’s Cow Portraits convey old values to the art-lover: Solidarity, impressions of an intact world, an idyllic countryside, strength, peace and quiet, gentleness, motherly care., “…..the cow is the mother of mankind…” a quotation by Philip Roth – a notion that we associate un-consciously with these pictures.
But what impression do we associate with Christel Keller’s cow portraits? So full of character, they show features of emotions and seem almost human – especially those big, beautiful eyes.
To recognize the nature of these animals and to transmit it to everyone, that is what Christel Keller wishes to make transparent with her animal paintings. With her pictures she wishes to pay homage to the beauty, tranquility, and dignity of these marvelous creatures.
Christel Keller does not only paint cows, but other animals, as well, such as dogs, sheep, cats, seagulls, elephants, and, last but not least, portrait paintings of “real” people .