Keith Doles is a Jacksonville, Florida native who graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design in 2001. In 2005, he earned a Master of Arts degree in Business from Webster University where he learned how to finance painting commissions and graphic design projects. It helped establish his career as a professional artist, designer, and educator. Cubism and Abstract Expressionism influenced his style of fractured space with expressive color. He was a fine arts instructor for UNF Continuing Education and the founder of a public art team, the Bridge Muralists. Doles is currently a resident artist at the CoRK Arts District on Jacksonville’s Riverside. Doles’ work has been featured in regional cultural venues including the Ritz Theatre & Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, and LeMoyne Arts in Tallahassee, FL. His work has been commissioned by interior designers and can be found in private collections and public institutions.
My fascination with architecture began very early in life, and lately, construction sites symbolize rebuilding myself from the ground up. Being a full-time caregiver for my mother who had Parkinson’s Disease and was healing after a collapse provided an opportunity to reevaluate everything I believed was necessary. Infrastructure is the underlying framework essential to make society functional. My paintings illustrate my personal infrastructure - physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.