Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, artist Keith S. Oehmig now resides in Brunswick, Maine. Oehmig graduated Cum Laude from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, receiving his B.A. in Studio Art and Art History. He then moved to Maine and began his career as a professional artist and gallery director.
While Oehmig primarily captures views of the spectacular Maine coastline, he regularly departs on painting trips to Florida and abroad. Working primarily in oils, Oehmig melds an impressionistic style with a rich and vibrant palette.
Oehmig’s paintings have won numerous awards such as the Merit Award from the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Mable Axcy Dominick Award at Principia College, the Kodak International Newspaper Award, and Best In Show-Cityscape at the Gallery at Six Deering in Portland, Maine.
Oehmig has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions at locales including the Bates College Museum of Art in Lewiston, Maine; the Hunter Museum of Art; the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine; the Wood Museum and Library in Chicago, Illinois; Albany Fine Arts in Albany, New York; Art Boston, in Boston, Massachusetts; the Bay View Gallery in Camden, Maine; Clarke Galleries in Palm Beach, Florida; J. Todd Galleries in Wellesley, Massachusetts; the Maine State House in Augusta, Maine; and the Wiscasset Bay Gallery in Wiscasset, Maine.
Museums, corporate and public collections, and private collectors in the United State and abroad own Oehmig’s paintings. His works can be found in the collections of the Hunter Museum of Art; the Portland Museum of Art; the Wood Museum and Library; Casco Northern Bank in Brunswick, Maine; Ensign Bank in New York, New York; Galerie K in Berlin, Germany; GTE/Sylvania Collection in Waldoboro, Maine; Key Bank of Maine; MBNA collection in Wilmington, Delaware; and United Technologies Corporation in Hartford, Connecticut.
In addition, Oehmig’s paintings have been featured in numerous publications, including both newspapers and national magazines. Most recently these include his painting “Fish Beach, Monhegan” in American Art Review for May 2000; the article “Maine’s Liveliest Downtown” in Down East magazine for October 1998; his painting “Back Cove, New Harbor” in American Art Review for August 1998; his painting “Fish Beach, Monhegan” in Antiques and the Arts Weekly for May 22, 1998; and the article “Getting Started in Art” in The Times Record, Brunswick, Maine, July, 10, 1998.
Images and discussion of Oehmig’s work can also be found in the archives of the Maine Sunday Telegram, Portland, Maine, June 15, 1997; The Fine Arts Trader, January 1997; the Portland Press Herald, Portland, Maine, May 27, 1996; the Maine Sunday Telegram, September 3, 1995; and the Boothbay Register, Boothbay, Maine, May 10, 1990; among other listings.