Iam the owner of Strong River. We are painters, plasterers and decorative artists for high-end home and business owners in Vancouver, New York City and the Gulf Islands. We use age old decorative techniques with environmentally and people friendly paints and materials to create unique spaces that embody their owner’s personality and bring additional equity to their spaces. My vision is to build a guild of craftspeople, using products that do not harm them or the environment, to steward decorative traditions that make spaces beautiful
Edward McKeever is an interdisciplinary artist living in Vancouver and NYC. Educated at the renegade art school Bard College and a 2006 recipient of the Yale University Norfolk Arts Scholarship, McKeever is mainly known for his large abstract paintings. Currently researching the overlap between Romanticism and the great Canadian Arctic landscape, his intimate paintings, collages, and etchings about the Polar Regions have traveled great distances. McKeever’s recent art film about icebergs entitled, “Gone Baby Gone,” premiered on a National Geographic expedition ship in Antarctica. The film also included an original score by First Nations cello player, Cris Derksen.
Inspired by artists like David Blackwood, RB Kitaj, Michelangelo, Diego Rivera, and Roberto Matta, McKeever’s fascination with large fresco mural work and detailed copperplate etchings is evident in his artwork. In the summer, he trains in Italy and works as a TA in traditional fresco restoration for www.messors.com McKeever has traveled extensively for the last fourteen years studying and making art throughout much of China, Nepal, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, Germany, Scotland and the Netherlands. McKeever’s original artwork can be seen at edwardmckeever.com