20acrecarcass | The Art of Jake Keeler


January 2014

Free The Fighter

Free The Fighter #3 | 2014 | 14" x 11" | Pen and watercolor on paper
Free The Fighter #3 | 2014 | 14″ x 11″ | Pen and watercolor on paper

There is a story behind this piece; a gesture of gratitude to a righteous dude and great friend.  It’s a story that you know reader, a story that takes place year after year.  Close friends, fishing, beers and growing together over awkward high school moments all the way to our present mundane household chores of adulthood.

To great friends, to fishing for natives, and for those of us lucky enough to know guys like Slint that will row our ass down the river every Summer.



Just Nice Be Out

Just Nice Be Out | 2011 | Pen and Ink on paper | 9"x 9"
Just Nice Be Out | 2011 | Pen and Ink on paper | 9″x 9″

An oldie but a goodie.

DIPA and the need to get back out there chasing troutz.


Slint The Red-Hooded (Necromancer 1)

Slint The Red-Hooded (Necromancer 1) | 2014 | 19" x 18" | Pen, acrylic and watercolor on wood panel
Slint The Red-Hooded (Necromancer 1) | 2014 | 19″ x 18″ | Pen, acrylic and watercolor on wood panel

This is the first piece in a new series I’m calling Necromancers.  I’ll let you draw your own conclusions between the series’ name and the work. Prints and stretched canvases are available here.

I will say that this piece, and the ones currently in the works, have given me a sense of excitement, engagement and fulfillment that I haven’t felt in a while.  So, I’m pumped.

A special thanks to my man Slint – thanks for rocking that red hoody brother.

Calling up Ghosts
Calling up Ghosts

Born in MN, Born in January | Live in MN, Living in January

20 siders
My older brother gives me the “burble-chicken” look for taking a break from miniature painting

Citizens, it’s cold.  Nothing new for January in MN.  This however is the kind of cold that shuts down schools for a couple days.  No matter the cold, we press on; keep living.  What’s a couple dangerously cold days?  Nothing.

Eat some stew, drink some Porters, and make something.  Turn that cold in gold…or some wicked awesome orc hordes.

Make art, make beer, go fishing.


I’m proud to share that I have a piece/feature in the newest addition of  Revive – A Quarterly Fly Fishing Journal.

Revive is another great online publication covering the places, art, fish, people and culture of contemporary fly fishing.  I’m honored to be a small part of what they’re doing.  Please check it out, and lose yourself for a while.

make art, make beer, go fishing.




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