Keith Mallett is a native born Pennsylvania artist. He was educated in New York City at Art Students League and Hunter College. Mallett originally worked greatly with oil paints but soon changed to acrylics as he found they suited his nature better. Many of his paintings are focused on human subjects although he also has a great deal that feature flowers. Mallet’s paints mainly with a modern sort of abstract style. He tends to focus on the bigger picture and allow the observer to use their imagination to fill in the smaller details. Working greatly with a warm palate his paintings are often accented with bright white in small and unexpected places. Mallett has numerous great accomplishments including being chosen to design the official limited edition print commemorating the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s historic breakthrough into major league baseball and also designing the cover of “Chicken Soup for the African American Soul”. In recent years he has branched out in his mediums to include ceramics, prints and etchings.
Walter A. Weber was a Chicago native who showed a talent for art at a very young age. From the time he first started painting as a child he had always shown a great interest in the flora and fauna that surrounded him. Thus becoming the subject for many of his works. This passion led him to study zoology and botany at the University of Chicago as well as art at various art institutes throughout the city. Through the rest of his life Walter spent his time working with various scientific agencies as an illustrator and researcher as well as spending a good deal of time simply working as a freelance artist.