Keith was born in Kent in 1975, and drawing and graphics have been a large part of his life from an early age. “My earliest memory was wanting to be a cartoonist!”, he remembers.
He studied Graphic Communication at Camberwell College of Art, leaving to become a junior designer in a small London agency where his artistic outputs saw him producing illustrations for Thames Water and Mobil Oil, amongst other clients.
A self-taught artist, Keith counts Julian Opie and Charles Sheeler as big influences on his work. His cityscapes are worked in gouache as the flat, opaque yet vibrant colours suit the graphical, deconstructed style of his paintings.
His much-loved London is a huge source of inspiration. “I love the energy and movement of the city, and at night it comes to life even more. The river plays a huge part, the way light bounces of the water and transforms world famous landmarks is something I never tire of”.
He combines a love of photography and travel, especially night scenes of cities around the world, to ensure there is plenty of subject matter for new works.
To date, most of Keith’s work has been produced purely for personal pleasure, though he has completed a number of commissions for individuals and one or two corporate clients including the property firm, LaSalle Investment Management.