Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara is a professional visual artist in Holyrood, Newfoundland, known for her vibrant whimsical visions of architecture and landscapes. Her fun and unique personality make her a hit on social media where she has a dedicated following of Newfoundland and art enthusiasts from all over the world. She became known as "The Social Artist" for her public painting events such as the 8-day creation of her 14 foot Cut-Out painting 'Shot From a Cannon' painted in the main lobby of the Delta St. John's.

After living away 'on the mainland' for 14 years, in 2009 Keli-Ann and her retired-military-turned-fellow-entrepreneur-and-art-muse husband, Brent "Besh" Beshara, moved back to her home province to be with their slightly large family -1 mom, 2 sisters, 2 nephews, 2 nieces, 30 aunts and uncles, and 47 first cousins! She fell madly in love with the island she'd taken for granted back in the day and from the minute she set foot on 'The Rock' became an avid promoter of the history, culture, tourism and beauty of Newfoundland and Labrador through her art, but even more so through their lifestyle.

Keli-Ann is an active philanthropist supporting causes close to her heart like Big Brothers Big Sisters, Roots Country Farm and island sustainability. Since 2006, she has been featured in many publications such as Home & Cabin, Beyond the City, Downhome Magazine, Dining & The Arts, Escarpment Magazine, On the Bay, and Oil & Gas Magazine.

Keli-Ann shares her stories and Newfoundland adventures on her Piece of Pye lifestyle blog. Through her humour, cooking, hiking, photography and artistry, she relays a truly unique perspective sparked by her quirky personality. Keli-Ann, in a nutshell, loves life, sharing thoughts, having a good chat and drinking cold beer. Her motto is if it's not fun, I don't want to be at it!

"Crooked As Sin"
Item # KAPB18
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size: 12" X 26"
Framed Size: 20" X 34"
Open Edition Prints in Paper and Canvas
$135.00 (Paper Print - Unframed)
 $269.00 (Paper Print - Framed)

 $250.00 (Stretched Canvas 12 x 26 Ready to Hang)

 $475.00 (Stretched Canvas 19 x 41 Ready to Hang)

Commentary:  Yes, the title is spelled correctly! This painting contains almost everything that is "St. John's" which includes our infamous Battery to the left of the narrows therefore the "Battery is Included".

"Battery's Included"
Item # KAPB16
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size: 26" X 14"
Framed Size: 35" X 23"
Open Edition Prints in Paper and Canvas
$135.00 (Paper Print - Unframed)
 $249.00 (Paper Print - Framed)

 $250.00 (Stretched Canvas 16 x 24 Ready to Hang)

 $475.00 (Stretched Canvas 24 x 36 Ready to Hang)

Commentary:  Yes, the title is spelled correctly! This painting contains almost everything that is "St. John's" which includes our infamous Battery to the left of the narrows therefore the "Battery is Included".

"Anchor Management"
Item # KAPB19
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size: 10.5" X 17"
Framed Size: 18.5" X 25"
Open Edition Prints in Paper and Canvas
$95.00 (Paper Print - Unframed)
 $199.00 (Paper Print - Framed)

 $250.00 (Stretched Canvas 16 x 24 Ready to Hang)

 $475.00 (Stretched Canvas 24 x 36 Ready to Hang)

"Shed Party"
Item # KAPB17
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size: 15" X 24"
Framed Size: 24" X 33"
Open Edition Prints in Paper and Canvas
$135.00 (Paper Print - Unframed)
 $249.00 (Paper Print - Framed)

 $250.00 (Stretched Canvas 15 x 24 Ready to Hang)

 $475.00 (Stretched Canvas 24 x 38 Ready to Hang)

Commentary:  Keli-Ann painted this for her Aunt Barb and Uncle Allan’s 40th anniversary. It was the key to Allan's family’s shed in Bonavista, Newfoundland. She loved painting the bolts and the peeling paint while she captured a piece of the Pardys’ history.

"Pier Pressure"
Item # KAPB15
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size: 24" X 16"
Framed Size: 33" X 25"
Open Edition Prints in Paper and Canvas
$135.00 (Paper Print - Unframed)
 $249.00 (Paper Print - Framed)

 $250.00 (Stretched Canvas 12 x 24 Ready to Hang)

 $475.00 (Stretched Canvas 21 x 42 Ready to Hang)

Commentary:  Bollard: a strong wooden or metal post mounted on a wharf, quay, etc. used for securing mooring lines. Keli-Ann fell in love with the colours, the angle, and his posture all at the same time.

"Moore Lupins"
Item # KAPB12
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size: 26" X 14"
Framed Size: 35" X 23.5"
Open Edition Prints in Paper and Canvas
$135.00 (Paper Print - Unframed)
 $259.00 (Paper Print - Framed)

 $250.00 (Stretched Canvas 12 x 24 Ready to Hang)

 $475.00 (Stretched Canvas 21 x 42 Ready to Hang)

Commentary:  One of a Diptych – Keli-Ann painted the perspective of a bug and created these pieces for MUN Botanical Garden exhibition.

"Up, Up, and Away"
Item # KAPB13
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size: 26" X 14"
Framed Size: 35" X 23.5"
Open Edition Prints in Paper and Canvas
$135.00 (Paper Print - Unframed)
 $259.00 (Paper Print - Framed)

 $250.00 (Stretched Canvas 12 x 24 Ready to Hang)

 $475.00 (Stretched Canvas 21 x 42 Ready to Hang)

Commentary:  One of a Diptych – Keli-Ann painted the perspective of a bug and created these pieces for MUN Botanical Garden exhibition.

"Outside the Box"
Item # KAPB14
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size: 11" X 14"
Framed Size: 19" X 22"
Open Edition Prints in Paper and Canvas
$95.00 (Paper Print - Unframed)
 $189.00 (Paper Print - Framed)

 $250.00 (Stretched Canvas 16 x 21 Ready to Hang)

 $475.00 (Stretched Canvas 26 x 34 Ready to Hang)

Commentary:  The first from the cut out series - Keli-Ann was inspired by the Frank Gehry bioagraphy, she jumped off the couch pulled out a piece of plywood and started drawing. She was fascinated by cutting out the sky. This was the start of sculptured qualities in future paintings.

"St. John's Battery Window"
Item # KAPB18
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size: 11" X 14"
Framed Size: 19" X 22"
Open Edition Prints in Paper and Canvas
$95.00 (Paper Print - Unframed)
 $189.00 (Paper Print - Framed)

 $250.00 (Stretched Canvas 16 x 21 Ready to Hang)

 $475.00 (Stretched Canvas 26 x 34 Ready to Hang)

Commentary:  The Battery, noted for its steep slopes and colourful houses, sits on the entrance to the harbour located on the cliffs of Signal Hill.

"Last Row"
Item # KAPB11
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size: 13.5" X 24"
Framed Size: 22.5" X 33"
Open Edition Prints in Paper and Canvas
$135.00 (Paper Print - Unframed)
 $269.00 (Paper Print - Framed)

 $250.00 (Stretched Canvas 12.5 x 24 Ready to Hang)

 $475.00 (Stretched Canvas 20.5 x 40 Ready to Hang)

Commentary:  A captivating angle as if you are sitting in the back of a boat.

"Red Rider"
Item # KAPB16
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size: 11" X 14"
Framed Size: 18" X 22"
Open Edition Prints in Paper and Canvas
$95.00 (Paper Print - Unframed)
 $189.00 (Paper Print - Framed)

 $250.00 (Stretched Canvas 16 x 21 Ready to Hang)

 $475.00 (Stretched Canvas 26 x 34 Ready to Hang)

Commentary:  This reminds some people of time gone by, winter at home, peace and tranquility. This photo reminds Keli-Ann of the meaning of home...love, kindness and caring. A house is built of wood and beams; a home is built with love and dreams." - Shirlene Edwards (photographer)

"Soaked in Brine"
Item # KAPB17
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size: 19.5" X 19.5"
Framed Size: 28.5" X 28.5"
Open Edition Prints in Paper and Canvas
$135.00 (Paper Print - Unframed)
 $249.00 (Paper Print - Framed)

 $250.00 (Stretched Canvas 17.5 x 17.5 Ready to Hang)

 $475.00 (Stretched Canvas 26.5 x 26.5 Ready to Hang)

Commentary:  A streetscape in the West End of St. John’s featuring a variety of architecture including the original Railway Worker housing on the far left, a Mansard roof to the right, and the green house at the apex of Brine Street is said to be one of the oldest houses in St. Johns.

"Vietch's View"
Item # KAPB19
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size: 11" X 14"
Framed Size: 19" X 22"
Open Edition Prints in Paper and Canvas
$95.00 (Paper Print - Unframed)
 $189.00 (Paper Print - Framed)

 $250.00 (Stretched Canvas 16 x 21 Ready to Hang)

 $475.00 (Stretched Canvas 26 x 34 Ready to Hang)

"Trigger Finger"
Item # KAPB20
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size: 16" X 23"
Framed Size: 25" X 32"
Open Edition Prints in Paper and Canvas
$135.00 (Paper Print - Unframed)
 $259.00 (Paper Print - Framed)

 $250.00 (Stretched Canvas 14.5 x 21 Ready to Hang)

 $475.00 (Stretched Canvas 24.5 x 35 Ready to Hang)

Commentary:  The inspiration for this painting was a photo submitted to our Facebook contest “What Does HOME Mean to You?” Although it wasn’t voted in to the Top 5 for Keli-Ann to paint, she was struck by the image as soon as it was entered because these hands looked just like her Nan’s Hands! She had to paint it. So when she had to choose an image to paint live at the Downhome Lifestyle Expo in April 2013, she immediately went for this one and this is the result. Obviously it struck a chord with many other people as the reaction to this painting is overwhelming.

"Shot from a Cannon"
Item # KAPB1
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size: 6" X 22"
Framed Size: 15" X 31"
Open Edition Prints in Paper and Canvas
$85.00 (Paper Print - Unframed)
 $189.00 (Paper Print - Framed)

 $145.00 (Stretched Canvas 6 x 22 Ready to Hang)

 $320.00 (Stretched Canvas 12 x 44 Ready to Hang)

Commentary:  Keli-Ann's largest painting ever at 4’ x 14.5’.  You can see the join of the two pieces of plywood along the shoreline of the Battery .  For 8 days, Keli-Ann painted this in public in the Delta Hotel lobby, downtown St. John’s , NL, in 2011.  As of today, it hangs above their front counter.  The title is derived from her husband taking the reference photo from his Canon camera, standing on the historic cannon in the lower Battery .  She combined two different times of the day in this piece - the sun setting on the Battery and night time on Fort Amherst side.

"Blowing in the Wind"
Item # KAPB 2
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size: 6" X 18"
Framed Size: 15" X 27"
Open Edition Prints in Paper and Canvas
$75.00 (Paper Print Unframed)
 $185.00 (Paper Print Framed)

$125.00 (Stretched Canvas 6 x 18 Ready to Hang)
 $320.00 (Stretched Canvas 12 x 36 Ready to Hang)

Commentary: One of Keli-Ann's most popular paintings.  For people all over the world, this piece seems to stir up many fond memories of childhood, mothers, grandmothers and home.  This particular location is Flatrock, NL.  Keli-Ann painted a partial grey sky because she did not want to do a typical sunny setting because Newfoundlanders will hang clothes in rain, sun, and snow.

"Wedding Corner"
Item # KAPB3
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size 15" x 20" 
Frame Size 24" x 29"
Open Edition Prints in Paper and Canvas
$115.00 (Paper Print Unframed)
 $215.00 (Paper Print Framed)

$125.00 (Stretched Canvas 9 x 12 Ready to Hang)
STRETCHED CANVAS PRINT means the image has been printed on canvas and stretched on a wood frame. It closely resembles the look of the original painting. It is ready to hang on your wall. No framing necessary.

Commentary: This is the picturesque corner of Gower and Cochrane Street, downtown St. John’s, NL, with the Newfoundland Hotel to the very back.  This is a piece Keli-Ann painted live at the Downhome Lifestyle Expo 2012, as a result of a Facebook voting process where the public chose which painting she would create.  She was searching for a name for the piece, and the answer came during the Expo when a local photographer said “Hey, you’re painting the wedding corner!”  He continued to tell her it is aptly nicknamed for being a famous backdrop for wedding photos.

"Pane of Glass"
Item # KAPB4
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Image Size: 11" X 14"
Frame Size 20" x 23"
Open Edition Prints
$95.00 (Unframed)
 $189.00 (Framed)

"House on Highway 26"
Item # KAPB5
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
 Available in Stretched Canvas Prints
Image Size: 8" X 12"

$125.00

STRETCHED CANVAS PRINT means the image has been printed on canvas and stretched on a wood frame. It closely resembles the look of the original painting. It is ready to hang on your wall. No framing necessary.

 

"Newfoundland To Me"
Item # KAPB6
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Available in Stretched Canvas Prints
$250.00 (Stretched Canvas 15 x 20 Ready to Hang)
 $475.00 (Stretched Canvas 28 x 37 Ready to Hang)

Commentary: This is the Anglican Cathedral in downtown St.John’s, NL.  While living in Ontario , Keli-Ann's fellow artists, when painting a piece from Newfoundland would depict fog and outport communities.   Newfoundland to Keli-Ann, on the other hand, meant downtown, architecture, rock, wrought iron, stonework and sunshine.  So from the steps of the Casbah restaurant, with the wall of the Masonic temple at his side, her husband snapped this special angle in a photo that became the inspiration.

"Purity"
Item # KAPB7
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
 Available in Stretched Canvas Prints
Image Size: 6" X 21"

$125.00 (Stretched Canvas, Ready To Hang)

STRETCHED CANVAS PRINT means the image has been printed on canvas and stretched on a wood frame. It closely resembles the look of the original painting. It is ready to hang on your wall. No framing necessary.

Commentary:  Purity products are such a standard in every Newfoundlander’s life.  When Keli-Ann moved back to the island, she had to go take a look at the actual building.  Standing before her on Blackmarsh Road stood this crisp white building with shadows on the clapboard and the familiar red logo with the smell of jam jams traveling with the wind – she had to paint it.  As she finished painting the sky, she had the uncontrollable urge to write across the sky about the experience that brought her back to her 8 year old self.

 

"The Space Between"
Item # KAPB8
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Available in Stretched Canvas Prints
$250.00 (Stretched Canvas 15 x 19 Ready to Hang)
 $475.00 (Stretched Canvas 24 x 31 Ready to Hang)

Commentary: In the foreground are the backyards of Wood Street , on the east end of Duckworth Street , downtown St. John’s , NL.  This was Keli-Ann's second painting incorporating drips using washes of colour vs. thick paint, as a continuing theme in my later paintings.  For her, this piece is about the spaces between the houses and in the windows that are even more interesting then the houses themselves.  Due to this and the well known song by The Dave Matthews Band, the name was born.

"Above Water"
Item # KAPB9
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
Available in Stretched Canvas Prints
$250.00 (Stretched Canvas 15 x 24 Ready to Hang)
 $475.00 (Stretched Canvas 24 x 38 Ready to Hang)

Commentary: This is the view from the third floor of the Franklin Hotel , downtown St. John’s , NL - the top of Water Street and the back of Duckworth Street .  You can see the courthouse to the very right.  Even though Keli-Ann wouldn’t consider this the ‘prettiest’ view of downtown, she fell in love and had to paint it.  One of her first paintings where she decided to leave the sky unpainted.

"The Republic of Barn"
Item # KAPB10
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara
 Available in Stretched Canvas Prints
Image Size: 12" X 12"

$125.00 (Stretched Canvas, Ready To Hang)

STRETCHED CANVAS PRINT means the image has been printed on canvas and stretched on a wood frame. It closely resembles the look of the original painting. It is ready to hang on your wall. No framing necessary.

Commentary:  This is an actual barn in Holyrood, NL, ‘republic’ colours and all.  The minute Keli-Ann spotted him, she fell in love, and had to paint him.

 

All images © the Artist