About Phyllis

Phyllis Keenan is an award-winning artist, designer, writer, and photographer who relocated to Colorado from Connecticut after making her living as a portrait photographer for many years. Her passion for the visual arts began early in life when she was exposed to the work of famous Life magazine photojournalists. Phyllis loves creating a visual sense of place through travel photography as well as capturing special relationships between people. She currently splits her time between colorful Colorado and enchanting Northern New Mexico. When not at home in Denver gardening and pursing an artistic life, she pursues nonprofit endeavors, travels and revels in world culture.

Phyllis has photographed over 500 weddings in her unique portrait/photojournalism style. She loves photographing families, children, executives, and social events. Her years of photographic experience include consulting, curating exhibits and freelancing have taken her around the globe. She has taught portrait workshops at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Her clients include corporations, media outlets and individuals. Phyllis’ work appears in coffee table books and publications such as Horse and Rider, Connecticut Living, Bon Appetite, Living in Stamford, The Denver Post Travel Section, The New York Times, and Echelon Magazines.

Phyllis holds a B.A. in English/Writing from Western Connecticut State University and an M.S. in Business/Human Resource Management from Mercy College, New York.  She honed her photography skills at the New England School of Professional Photography, worked as a gallery assistant and as an assistant to many professional photographers in California, New York City, Connecticut, and Colorado. She is also a certified diversity facilitator, teacher, and volunteer engagement manager.