Keith was born in Williams Lake in the, then new, hospital (1963). His parents were living/working in the Likely/Keithley Creek area, in forestry. Keith spent a good majority of his formative years in the Cariboo area and he has recently returned permanently (to his grandparents homestead) to farm, work and pursue his love of creative sculpture and painting.
He has brought with him a desire to investigate various ways to explore and express the natural forms and depths around us, as well he believes art should spark conversation, speak to you and take you places. He enjoys using a variety of techniques, substrates and mediums in a layered style that tends towards larger scale work.
He has studied at Northern Lights College (Dawson Creek) with Laine Dahlen and expanded his artistic knowledge with courses at GPRC (Grande Prairie) and a variety of workshops, artist retreats, paint & sculpture groups.
Keith has a background in commercial logo and graphic design, working at a sign company for many years. Most recently his creative endeavours include snow and ice carving at various events in the Northwest, sand sculpting (team events) as well as painting and sculpting projects for his, then local church. Ongoing acrylic, water colour painting and sculpture in its various forms, are the building blocks for the foreseeable creative future.
He has had several solo shows in the past few years, in Grande Prairie, Williams Lake and Quesnel, the latest entitled "Reflections of the Bowron Lake Chain" and "Birds of Prey". As well as 2 person shows in Abbotsford and Williams Lake with his 11 year old Grandaughter, entitled "Joyful Unison" and has been part of the Williams Lake Artwalk for several years.
In 2017 Keith created a large scale maple leaf in his front field on his hobby farm using over 500 tires with a white painted outline to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Recently Keith has won the inaugural 2019 Quesnel Sketch & Paint Competition.
Among other things, Keith has also done some public speaking and teaching at various venues.
Click on an image below to see the slideshow of some of Keith's recent works: