Born in the UK, Keith studied fine art in Carlisle and Cardiff before spending many years as a visual arts teacher.
Keith's preferred painting genre is Landscape Painting. Of his work, Keith says: 'Most of my knowledge of landscape comes from walking. I don’t often sketch plein-air as there’s an overload of stimulation that I can’t process. I prefer looking. While walking, I absorb consciously and subconsciously, and have walked in many places around the world. There’s something about landscapes that is universal and timeless and I never weary of it. It’s certain that this planet will continue even after the last person gazes on the last sunset. I never depict people consciously in my work, however, as viewers of the work, people are always present in the picture.’
Keith has been selected as a finalist for many prestigious art prizes including twice in the Art Gallery of NSW Wynne Prize (2013, 2018), and also in the Fleurieu (2013), Mosman Art Prize (2017,18,19), Calleen (2014,15,17,18/,19), Muswellbrook (2015), KAAF Prize (2018/2020) and Tattersalls (2013). Keith was also a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, judged by John Wolseley.
Keith is represented by Art Atrium Gallery.