About the Artist
Sailor, beach lover & traveler from an early age, Keith's paintings capture the quiet, peaceful nature of familiar coastal scenes, landscapes and café subjects. From the Chesapeake Bay and the Carolina coast to Europe, the Caribbean and beyond, his work evokes memorable moments encountered by nearly all of us – whether it is a salty breeze at the beach, relaxing on the deck of a boat, a cozy sidewalk café, or a sun-lit glass of bubbling Champagne on a hotel veranda.
“My grandmother had a print of Winslow Homer's "Breezing Up" over her mantel and that scene pulled me in for as long as I can remember. Water is definitely part of my soul, and it’s usually the salty variety. I grew up fishing and boating with my grandfather and dad on the beaches and waterways of the Carolinas. As an adult I spent years sailing in the Carolinas, in Charleston harbor and offshore, along the coast and the Chesapeake Bay, where I lived on my sailboat for a time. I’m sure that in a prior life I was a pirate, fisherman or lowly crewman on some sailing vessel. I can sit for hours and simply watch the water – whether rough or calm, sparkling from the sun or dark in the night, ocean or stream, lake or pond. It’s calming for me – no matter what the circumstances. I try to capture those feelings and their colors when I paint, regardless of the subject. ”
Keith has exhibited work in galleries and museums in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Oregon, Wisconsin, California and the Carolinas and periodically shows work at juried art festivals. His work has received numerous awards in prestigious marine and landscape art competitions and is often highlighted in international fine art exhibitions. Painting from his home studio in McLean, VA, Keith’s work can be found in private collections across America.
Keith is a member of the American Society of Marine Artists, a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, and a member of Landscape Artists International. Contact Keith directly to discuss particular originals, ordering prints or arranging for a commissioned work specifically for your collection or for a gift.
Selected National Exhibitions
- "ISAP International Exhibition" July 12 - August 12, 2012, Paso Robles, CA; Sunfish Boot Camp selected for exhibition.
- "Richeson 75 Landscape/Seascape" exhibition: April 16 - June 8, 2012, Richeson School of Art & Gallery, Kimberly, Wisconsin; Sunfish Boot Camp and Block Island Surf awarded Finalist and selected for exhibition in this national competition.
- "Cape Fear 3rd Annual National Competition": June 24 - July 20, 2011, Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville, NC; Cloudy Surf juried into exhibition in this national competition
- "Blue Water-Still Water": May - October 2010, 3-venue American Society of Marine Artists exhibition at the Biggs Museum, Dover, DE; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD; and the Buffalo Naval Park Museum, Buffalo, NY. Shamrock Back juried into exhibition in this national competition.
- "16th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit": 2009, co-sponsored by the American Society of Marine Artists at Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon. Rainy Surf juried into exhibition in this national competition.
- "Art League of Hilton Head National Juried Exhibition": 2009, Walter Greer Gallery, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head, S.C. The Wave juried into exhibition in this national competition.
Featured in: “A Portfolio of Winners”, Southwest Art Magazine, January 2013 Issue.
Featured in: Art Galleries & Artists of the South, volume 9, issue 3; March 2013
Featured in: “Collecting Fine Art in Washington, D.C.” American Art Collector; March 2013
The Artist's Magazine 29th Annual Art Competition: White Ibis Marsh awarded 2012 Finalist in both the wildlife and landscape categories.
- The Artist's Magazine’s 27th Annual Art Competition: Sand Dune Path awarded 2010 Finalist.
- Richeson’s 2011 Landscape/Seascape International Art Competition: Got Shrimp selected for exhibition; Shallow Surf, Bright Morning & Sand Dune Fence designated Meritorious Entries.