Celebrating the Artistry of Barb Keady, a New Mexico True Certified Artist.
In the realm of artistry, some souls leave an indelible mark that transcends time. Such is the legacy of Barbara Keady, a luminary artist whose creativity not only graced canvases but also took flight in the form of the whimsical Curly Crow children's series. A celebration of her brilliance continues as her art finds its way into your home...click here, echoing the vibrant spirit of a woman whose passion for creativity knew no bounds.
Barb Keady: A Creative Luminary:
Barbara Keady, lovingly known as Barb, was not just an artist; she was a beacon of inspiration and creativity. Born in 1959 in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Barb's artistic journey was deeply intertwined with the stunning landscapes of her home state. From an early age, her hands danced across canvases, creating vivid portrayals of the spectacular vistas of Northern New Mexico that had captured her heart. Get your own Curly Crow Art Print Now! Click the button below and we will ship it to your home today!
A Teacher and an Artist:
Barb's artistic prowess found a natural companion in her love for teaching. A devoted educator, she spent her free time drawing, writing, and photographing New Mexico's beautiful landscapes. After raising two children of her own, Barb joyfully embraced the role of "Grandma Barb" to her grandchildren and the kids she taught over the years.
Curly Crow: A Dream Unveiled:
Despite battling brain cancer, Barb's spirit remained unbroken, and in 2017, she fulfilled a lifelong dream. She penned the first Curly Crow book, "Curly Crow Goes to the River." This charming tale was a testament to her resilience, creativity, and the enduring magic that lies within the heart of a dreamer. The Curly Crow series became a conduit for her love of storytelling, art, and the enchanting landscapes that had fueled her imagination since childhood.
A Magical Forest: Barb's Second Gift:
Barb's creative journey didn't end with Curly Crow's first adventure. Before her passing, she gifted the world another treasure – "A Happily Ever After Story: the magical forest." In these pages, she wove a tapestry of enchantment, inviting readers into a world where imagination knows no bounds.
Barb's Art Online: A Window into her Soul:
Barb's artistic brilliance endures, captivating hearts through exquisite pieces such as "Aspen" featured below. This creation stands as a virtual homage to her artistic legacy, inviting patrons to bring home a touch of Barb's genius to grace their living spaces.
The Curly Crow Legacy: Nicholas Aragon's Tribute:
Barb's son, Nicholas Aragon, carries forward the torch of her creative legacy. Nicholas not only honored his mother's dream by publishing her Curly Crow books but also founded Curly Crow LLC, a brand that encompasses both art and literature. The Curly Crow series, which Nicholas expanded and brought to life, serves as a living tribute to Barb's imagination and the enduring magic she shared with the world.
Barb Keady's Art Lives On:
Barbara Keady's journey may have touched its earthly limits, but her art lives on as a testament to the everlasting beauty of the human spirit. Her Curly Crow Goes to the River book (1st in the series) and her artistic treasures invite admirers to bask in the warmth of her creative legacy—a legacy that continues to inspire, uplift, and paint the world with the vibrant hues of an artist's heart.