I move forward with relentless ambition.
Name, Age, Location, Professional Title, Employer
Keegan Hall | 37 | Seattle, WA | artist
What hobbies do you have outside of your professional field that keep you inspired and motivated to generate personal work? How do they inspire you?
I’ve always been a huge sports fan, which plays a large role in my art. The vast majority of my art includes collaborations with pro athletes, which has been a lot of fun. Additionally, I’ve played basketball my entire life and I’m extremely competitive so I really enjoy capturing the competitive spirit of athletes in my drawings.
Do you have a hard time balancing being a creative professional and generating personal work that you're proud of?
No, since I’ve been extremely fortunate to have always had 100% creative freedom over my own work, and I’ve never had to take on projects that I wasn’t passionate about just to make money.
What time of day do you feel the most creative? What about the most productive?
Interestingly, the time of day that I’m most creative changes often. Sometimes I’ll get up at 5am and immediately start working on a new piece, whereas other times I prefer to work late into the evening, say, 9pm-2am.
What are your creative goals for the future?
To continue utilizing my art to raise money for charity (over $300k donated in just the past few years since I returned to art). Lots more work to do!
Are you working on any personal projects right now? If so, can you share a little bit about your inspiration and your creative process?
There are always exciting projects in the works! Several of my upcoming projects including working with well-known athletes and musicians to raise money for charity…. stay tuned for some big announcements!
What scares you?
I used to be a fearful person who worried about a variety of trivial things. However, since the unexpected passing of my mother a few years ago, my entire outlook on life has changed. I no longer worry about the things that I cannot control. In fact, I spent zero time thinking about them. Conversely, if my actions can impact a particular outcome, then I move forward with relentless ambition.
What does success mean to you?
Having the freedom to do the activities that bring you joy while also helping others.
Why do you create?
I love the challenge of starting with a blank piece of paper and then, with only a pencil, creating something that people can emotionally connect with. For me, that is one of the most magical and rewarding aspects of art.
Anything else you want to add?
I have many tattoos but only one of them is a quote: “Magic is something you make.” This quote can be applied in so many different ways, and it’s a constant reminder that the most incredible things happen when you decide to put forth the required effort to make them a reality.