A self-taught artist, Keith has specialised in the study of fish as an art form since 1992. After a foundation course at Maidstone Art College, he left in 1984 to work as an apprentice technician at a fine art silkscreen and etching studio. Two years later he qualified as a Master fine art screenprinter, then became the studio manager, where he worked with an assembly of international artists.
On leaving to establish his own name as a professional artist, Keith's images were all drawn from the beauty, colour and movement in nature including butterflies, feathers and cascading fruit. He soon decided to build a reputation by specializing in one subject and became drawn to koi by their power, grace and beautiful colour variations. They have proved to be the ideal subjects as Keith's paintings are vibrant and colourful with the majesty of the koi portrayed against either realistic or abstract backgrounds.
Keith's paintings combine anatomically correct fish with artistic design creating a contemporary dynamic and eye catching look. Every painting is carefully researched and executed, often taking months to complete as each scale is hand embossed and then painted seven or eight times to create a three dimensional effect. The work is unique and appeals not only to people with a fascination for fish, but also to people who like unusual and decorative works of art.
Keith has exhibited at shows both in England and internationally. His reputation has grown considerably following articles in Japanese, American, German and British publications.