Duane Keiser studied painting under Raymond Berry at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia and Lennart Anderson at Brooklyn College in NYC. His "A Painting a Day" blog has been written about in numerous publications, including USA Today, The New York Times and, most recently, The Huffington Post. Using a makeshift easel made from a cigar box, he made a postcard-sized painting each day and posted them to his blog where collectors could bid on them via eBay (the project is ongoing and can be seen at apaintingaday.com) His subject matter can be anything from his surroundings, from a lightning storm in Santa Fe to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and range in size from 2x3 inches to 7x9 feet. If mindfulness can be defined as the simple act of noticing things, then his work is a kind of meditation on the extraordinary in the ordinary. He has exhibited at Fischbach Gallery, Allan Stone Gallery and, most recently, the New York Academy of Art. His work resides in several corporate collections and hundreds of private collections worldwide, including the Gregory Peterson Collection.