Throughout his life Keith was involved in using a variety of art forms. In school he was encouraged to draw and paint. At the age of ten he was asked to paint a foot high mural of London Landmarks around the classroom walls. Even at that age he was painting posters for various functions in the area, which eventually led to larger projects. During the war he won several awards for poster competitions designed to help the war effort. He continued painting during his RAF Service in Egypt. Painting on silk ties and scarves was very much in vogue at the time, this also kept him busy. Keith never really considered a career as an artist, as he had always wanted to be a florist and had always had a passion for flower arranging. For many years he did freelance work in that field. However, his full-time career as a sales and marketing executive was very much art orientated. It involved working alongside high profile companies, designing packaging, product and promotional material, including exhibition projects and stand design. Another pursuit he was involved in was designing and painting stage sets for amateur theatre groups: one project involved painting a twenty-foot by sixteen-foot stage backcloth. The Yorkshire Dales, where he lived, were an inspiration for much of his work as he was surrounded by such beautiful countryside. A large amount of Keith’s paintings have been traditional; but he later painted contemporary subjects in various mediums. He was frequently commissioned to paint comedy subjects as gifts for special occasions. His work is in private collections both home and abroad.
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