Inspiration for her paintings often lies just outside the front door of Keyser's home in
Keyser has painted her neighbor's sheep pasture "about five times." She also painted a neighborhood scene depicting her own home, her daughter's home, and a nearby barn and farmhouse, the snow-covered
Keyser, whose mother,
During that stay, she was inspired to create paintings of several local scenes, each with its own small-town charm.
"I especially loved the Ferris wheel. To me, that has always been a landmark," said Keyser, who painted six
"I had not seen the church until last year," said Keyser. "I thought it was beautiful."
Keyser began dabbling in drawing with pencil and ink about 40 years ago when she was bed-bound following a medical procedure. She soon took up oil and acrylic painting and has spent decades refining her skill and style.
"About 10 years ago, people started asking me for prints or to paint their homes or their dogs and I decided it was worth spending more time doing," said Keyser. "Now I enjoy it as a hobby and as a business."
Since her visit to
Now, she said, she is looking for a location in
"I had done some landmarks around upstate
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