Sunday, March 8, 2015

Travel + Leisure

A big thanks to Travel + Leisure Magazine for featuring Wythe Hotel's art collection and my role there as curator.

Read the full article here.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014


Thrilled to announce my first solo show in New York is now open through June 20th.

If you're in the City, swing by to see 10 new paintings.

And a big thanks to all who came to the opening reception last night.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Happiest of Holidays

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season.

 Five Pine Trees, ink on paper, 2013

Posting Morocco pictures are first on my list for 2014. They are on their way--I promise.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


It kind of happened on accident, but I'm headed to Morocco in t-minus 48 hours.

I'll be traveling with the ever-talented photographer (and wonderful friend) Bex Finch, for 10 days.

We're flying into Casablanca, then traveling through Tangier, Fez, Chefchaouen (the blue city!), and of course, Marrakech.

Send me any and all recommendations. I plan on eating lots of pomegranates, riding camels, and scoring a pink rug for our living room.

I'll be posting photos here, but you can also follow along via Instagram: @alkeemi and @bexfinch

Here! We! Go!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Portrait Sessions with Anne Joyce

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to sit for one of my favorite photographers, Anne Joyce, while she tried out a new photo technique.

Her goal is to make the pictures feel like old Dutch paintings--think Vermeer, with glowy skin, dark backgrounds, and crisp light.

The whole experience was such a pleasure, and I feel so lucky to have been part of her practice shoots. For more of her photos, visit

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A new painting for your Thursday

White Garden (diptych), Oil on panel, 24 x 20 inches, 2013

And a belated Happy Halloween from me/Frida!

Photo by @BexFinch

Cheers friends. Here's wishing everyone a pie filled, upcoming holiday season. :)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

A home.

We bought one.


And since it doesn't come with a backyard, I  made a painting of our backyard in San Francisco as a place holder. 

Hello, Brooklyn. We love you.

Follow along via Instagram @alkeemi.

Monday, September 2, 2013


I'm in no way ready for summer to end--but if it has to go--I'm happy we soaked up the last bits of it this weekend in Chappaqua.

I always forget how gorgeous New York is as a state. There are so many beautiful forests and waterfalls and farms upstate. Getting out of the City with friends for long weekends feels like well earned luxury. 

Wishing everyone a relaxing Labor Day weekend--and keeping my fingers crossed the weather stays warm for a bit longer.

[photos by @alkeemi and @bexfinch via Instagram]

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Diner Journal

Excited to say my paintings are featured in the latest issue of Diner Journal.

Available for sale at Anthropologie, Steven Alan, Need Supply Co., and a variety of other great places, I'm thrilled to be a contributor to this beautiful publication.

Who knew painting squash blossoms, clams, and a pot of aoili could be so fun?

And if you're in the NYC area, stop by Andrew Tarlow's newest spot in Brooklyn, Achilles Heel, this Friday, and celebrate the launch with me.

Yay food!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Happy Birthday, Nation!

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July with lots of barbeque and fireworks.

We spent ours on the rooftop of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg with friends and fellow artists. The view was pretty grand. And the hotdogs were delish.

Master Chef Sean Rembold of Reynard Restaurant

 Here's to months of sweltering heat and trips to the beach. Summer, it's good to see you. 

*All photos courtesy of Bex Finch and her beautiful Instagram

Sunday, June 23, 2013

New paintings for your Monday

Wallflower, oil on paper, 2013

Chasm, oil on panel, 2013

Follow the progression of my paintings along via Instagram, @alkeemi.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

It's happening.

You might remember a small mention back in August regarding Ken's desire to beekeep.

Well friends, it's happening.

On our rooftop. In Manhattan.

[photo by @a_finns]

They say we can get up to 100 lbs of honey in the first year. And with the current bee crisis, we hope this little project of ours will contribute to the rehabilitation of the bee population, even in the tiniest of ways.

If you like honey, stay tuned. :)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Dads are the best.

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there, especially to my great dad.

This card by Paper Society Co. just about sums it up, I'd say.

Sending hugs from NY. XOXO.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Regine Ramseier

Loving Regine Ramseier's delicate installations, made entirely of real dandelions.

After picking them, she sprays them with a gentle adhesive, allowing for their transport and installation.

With work like this, I never feel like photography does it justice. I can only imagine how beautiful it must be in person. See more of Regine's work here.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

3 years and counting

Happy anniversary to my love!

You are the messiest, and I am the bossiest, but together we are the happiest.


Monday, April 29, 2013

Two spring paintings

New York is refusing to warm up for spring--so instead I've willed it so in my studio.

Two new paintings for your Monday.

Garden Party, oil on panel, 12"x12", 2013

 Tree, oil on paper, 11"x15", 2013

Here's hoping it's warm and sunny wherever you are. And that we see some 75 degree days soon.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Affordable Art Fair NYC

Excited to share that 4 of my paintings will be exhibited with Ugallery at the Affordable Art Fair in New York this week.

 The Lucky Ones, Oil on Panel, 12"x24", 2011

 The Kiss, Oil on Panel, 10"x22", 2013

Opening today and continuing through Sunday, prices start at $100.

I'll be hanging around Ugallery's booth at E-4, so don't be a stranger if you stop by!

When: Thru Sun. Today-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves. Tickets ($15) at or at the door. Map It