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Cowboy Keith MacLelland works and teaches in both traditional and digital mediums. While completing a wide range of professional projects as an illustrator, he has continued to explore personal imagery and exhibit work throughout his career. As an undergraduate Illustration major at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, he was taught traditional mediums of the trade, including pen and ink, watercolor and acrylic painting techniques. In 1998, soon after graduation, he was exposed to digital media. Utilizing Corel Painter, and a Wacom Tablet, MacLelland quickly learned to apply his classical training to what was then a new medium. As an MFA graduate student at AIB his work began to focus around the image and icon of the great American Cowboy. Choosing to work digitally was a major turning point in MacLelland’s career. In the year 2000, while exploring fine art and illustration in a computer-based medium, he began…

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  • Born on February 21
  • Joined October 9, 2010

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Cowboy Keith MacLelland works and teaches in both traditional and digital mediums. While completing a wide range of professional projects as an illustrator, he has continued to explore personal imagery and exhibit work throughout his career. As an undergraduate Illustration major at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, he was taught traditional mediums of the trade, including pen and ink, watercolor and acrylic painting techniques. In 1998, soon after graduation, he was exposed to digital media. Utilizing Corel Painter, and a Wacom Tablet, MacLelland quickly learned to apply his classical training to what was then a new medium. As an MFA graduate student at AIB his work began to focus around the image and icon of the great American Cowboy. Choosing to work digitally was a major turning point in MacLelland’s career. In the year 2000, while exploring fine art and illustration in a computer-based medium, he began teaching at the undergraduate level. That same year, he was one of a small group of two-dozen artists invited by the publishers of EFX Magazine to travel to Paris for the annual Digital Creators Night, Painter 6 International Conference and Workshop. MacLelland has also been employed by Apple as a Creative, and has presented at New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University in Boston, MA, Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art in Baltimore, MD and at Laguna College of Art & Design in Laguna Beach, CA. He is a contributing artist published in the last five editions of The Painter WOW! Book; and to promote the latest release of the digital application Painter, Corel Corporation is currently utilizing MacLelland’s work in a number of different venues, including print, web, and product packaging. Digital tablet creator Wacom Technologies has employed MacLelland as a demo artist/presenter at both MacWorld and Seybold Seminars Tradeshows in New York and San Francisco. In addition to having exhibited nation wide, MacLelland has earned professional accolades from The Society of Illustrators in Los Angeles, American Illustration, Creative Quarterly and HOW Design.

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