Over the course of the past decade, Simon Keenleyside has become known for a painting style that draws equally from traditional British landscape painting and modern abstraction. Keenleyside, who studied painting at the Royal College of Art in London, has been celebrated for his masterful ability to manipulate perspective and depth of field. His style is most recognized by heavy brushwork, thick paint, and vivid fluorescent hues. Keenleyside’s landscapes are frequently renderings of his familiar surroundings, including the banks of the Thames and the woodlands he used to frequent as a child. Though his works are representational, Keenleyside has expressed that he is more interested in capturing the spirit and familiarity of the sites. In other bodies of work he works with similar concepts, incorporating abstraction more heavily by using a combination of text and geometric forms.