"Chris has a background in traditional sculpture and is able to successfully transfer those skills to digital technology for the computer graphics industry. To find someone with a true artistic talent and traditional art education is quite rare; everyone wants to do things digitally without knowing and understanding basic art. Chris has the natural 'artistic' eye when it comes to texture, color, and lighting and is quite an asset to the film industry." ...Hoyt H. Yeatman, Director/Academy Award Senior Visual Effects Supervisor.
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The following pages are samples of an extensive career that is continually evolving. However, there is a common thread within Keene's paintings and sculptures and that being his ability to reveal a story or message that is universal. Initial concepts for each painting or sculpture incorporate the artist's digital knowledge from his time with the Walt Disney Studios (Feature Films and Animation).