Keith Garvey 'Garv'
From an early age, Garv had a love of drawing. From 10 years old he was drawing characters from comics and emulating the works of Jack Kirby.
At the age of 12, he found himself holding a copy of Playboy magazine. Unlike many of us at that tender age when confronted with a girlie mag, his attention was not focussed on the naked models, but on the Vargas painting of the issue. Like so many other artists, the Vargas girl changed his view on art, albeit in Keith's case a lot earlier in life than most. Whatever thoughts went through his head at this point, the comic characters disappeared to be replaced by images of the female form. Keeping the magazine hidden from his parents, the girls in the magazine were not ignored, they became the models for his early practice of drawing women using the Vargas image as a datum line for his efforts.
His artwork has continuously improved, with each piece seemingly that bit sharper, more detailed or sufficiently different in style to produce the required results. Looking at some of his artworks, you can see the influence of artists like Sorayama, noticeable in the blank canvas approach to backgrounds on many of his pieces, but more especially in the way the models are drawn and coloured.
Garvey's chosen medium is digital for the completion of a piece, though the pencil still supplies the main work early on.
As to the finished articles? they range from images that are almost innocent, yet sultry and sexy, all the way to explicit and pornographic. For this reason alone, I have excluded some of his works from this page. Those looking to find the more explicit images will have little trouble finding them elsewhere on the net.