30 Years of Craft.
..YOUTH AND INSPIRATION
Keith was born and raised, the youngest of eight, in a small terraced house in the district of Stanley, Liverpool. From his earliest years he sought creative refuge from the busy household in art and drawing. As his youth coincided with the cities emerging cultural renaissance he became captivated by the development of it's two most famous modern exports, The Beatles and Liverpool Football Club, personally witness to both in the Cavern Club and Anfield. Alongside the terraces and music halls lay the Walker Art Gallery who's growing collection of impressionists and their successors planted the seeds for Keith's greatest later inspirations in Pisarro, Monet, Van Gogh and Edward Seago.
His first visit to Wales came in 1953 to the Merseyside Holiday Camp (now Craig Park), Dyserth. Like the similarly Liverpudlian Carol, the protagonist of Willy Russell's classic play Our Day Out, North Wales' stark contrast of vibrant colours and landscape to the one he had grew up in delighted the young artist in him. He decidedly made the move to the country in 1970, with his wife and young daughter, to a small village just a few short miles from the spot he first visited, where he has happily resided since.
..AN ARTIST IN BLOOM
His artistic endeavors began to flourish in the 1970's. Taking long walks into the hills of Snowdonia with his young family, which had grown to include a younger daughter and son, he began to depict the depth and detail of the country around him in pastel and oil, his choice of material's since.
Deeply involved in the North Wales art scene as a prominent member of the Denbighshire Art Society, he regularly exhibits work independently and as part of the group in the Porth Erias' Artfest, the Royal Cambrian and the Theatr Clwyd, among others. Nevertheless his cultural heritage has never strayed far from his heart with his coordination of the local Bluegrass Music festival and regular trips to Anfield along the way.
EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
Previous Exhibitions that Keith's work has been displayed include:
North Wales ArtFest Exhibitor
Annual Denbighsire Art Society Exhibition
RCA exhibition Conwy
Theatre Clwyd annual exhibition
Several collectors include a Oriel Hafan Gallery in Porthmadog both dislpaying and selling Keith's prints.