Born in Richmond, North Yorkshire, Keith studied fine art at West Surrey College of Art and Design before qualifying as a paper conservator at Camberwell School of Art and Crafts. In 1977 he was visiting professor on the conservation programme run by New York State University, where he taught conservation studies at postgraduate level. He is a fellow of the International Institute of Conservation and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He divides his time between work as a practising artist, a freelance conservator and the renovation of a disused chapel/boathouse where he lives with two Bengal cats. In the 1970’s and ‘80s Keith ran his own Private Press, producing limited edition books which he printed and illustrated and bound by hand.

His work can be found at the British library, Trinity College Dublin, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum, the Painter-Stainers Company and many private collections.

Solo Exhibitions
1980 Basilisk Press
1985 The Greenwich Theatre Gallery
1986 The Greenwich Theatre Gallery
1988 Line Art Gallery
1989 Woodlands Art Gallery
1995 Royal Society of Art drawing and pastels produced during the tenure of Artist in Residence at the Science Museum
1996 Royal Society of pathologists ‘Sea Soldiers; A Year with the Royal Marines
1997 Royal Albert Hall ‘The Work of the Royal Marines’, work produced as Army Flying Museum ‘Flying Soldiers’
1997 Imperial College, Medical Schools, long-term display
1997 Imperial College Department of Material Sciences, long-term display
1997 Imperial College, Mathematics Department, long-term display
1998 The Royal College of Pathologists, recent paintings and drawings Mall Galleries, ‘Ocean Warriors’ Culmination of three years work with the Royal Marines and the Royal Navy
2002 The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset. 'Fragmented' as official artist to the Mines Advisory Group, in Laos, Cambodia and Kosovo
2003 Riverside Gallery, Richmond ‘Women on Water’
2003 Waterman's Gallery, Brentford ‘Fragmented’
2005 Millinery Works, ‘Venice is in the Detail’
2012 Art Galleries Europe, Behind the Scenes
In addition Keith’s work has featured regularly in mixed exhibitions at the Mall Galleries for the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the Pastel Society, the Royal Society of British Artists the New English Art Club, the Portrait Society and the Discerning Eye.

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