Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Renee Keil Independent Artist

Renee Keil Independent Artist

Artistic Category Artist
Career Level Professional
Experienced With For-hire services, Commissions

 I paint in several mediums and my work is eclectic.  I enjoy working in different styles and mediums. For the most part, my life's work has been teaching dance and acting, directing and choreographing.  I find that there are so many similar and overlapping elements in the performing arts and the visual arts. Line, shape, color, force are just a few. Due to my strong theater and dance background, I find that as a visual artist I especially love to paint pictures that tell a story…either in the emotional expression of a person, or the movement and color of a cloud filled sky. I do prefer to paint figures, love to do portraits, but also enjoy being able to switch modes and paint landscapes, urban scenes and the occasional still life.

For me, art has always been about telling stories. The stories evoke thought, emotion or bring back memories

Renee Keil is an artist, actress, director and choreographer living in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh.  She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh where she studied dance and theater. As a theater artist, Renee has worked as an actress, director and/or choreographer through out the Pittsburgh area and has been heard and seen in several commercials, voice overs and industrials. 

 Currently, Renee is concentrating on her “visual arts”; painting in watercolor, pastels and oils.  She has done commission work in all three media. With her paintings, she hopes to continue depicting pictures of our human experiences in a some what “theater” of the soul. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, McMurray Art League, Garrett County Arts Council, as well as Pittsburgh Pastel Artist League and has won several awards for her work in various area shows. She has received numerous portrait commissions and has painted them in pastel and oil primarily.


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232


  • Painting
  • Drawing


  • Chalk pastel
  • Figurative
  • Landscape
  • Oil Paint
  • Watercolor
  • Abstract
  • Acrylic paint
  • Modern
  • Other