About

Self Portrait May 2020

Self Portrait May 2020

Keith studied architecture at Kingston School of Art (now Kingston University) where he developed his drawing and painting skills in the Fine Art Department. He further attended courses at The Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design.

Now retired from a career in architecture that had its last fifteen years with a private practice in Winchester, he continues to paint following his first solo show in 1986.

He works in different media but his paintings usually start with drawing studies, often in charcoal.

His figurative tonal painting embraces many subjects but he has always enjoyed drawing from the model and painted many portraits.

His recent works are with wet and dry pastels on an acrylic painted background. The contrast of these textures and spontaneity of application he finds very pleasing.

He asks himself what he wants to say about a subject and then portrays it to his satisfaction bringing out his emotion for it and also, where appropriate, a Sense of Place.

Keith with one of his portraits, at NEAC Exhibition, in the Mall Galleries

Society Exhibitions

Pastel Society

Royal West of England Academy

Royal institute of Watercolours

Royal Watercolour Society

Royal Institute of Oil Painters

and regularly had his work selected for the annual show of the New English Art Club over the past twenty years.

Awards

Cuthbert’s Mill Prize
(Royal West of England Academy)

Kathleen Tronson Trust Prize
(New English Art Club)

Collins & Brown Prize
(Royal Watercolour Society)

Brandler Galleries Prize
(Royal Watercolour Society)

Group Exhibitions

Albany Gallery Cardiff

Alresford Gallery

East Woodhay Art Gallery

Fountain Fine Art Gallery Llandeilo

Hampshire Art Fair

Richard Hagen Gallery Broadway

Rowley Contemporary Gallery Winchester

Wykeham Gallery Stockbridge