(Pictured above: detail from ‘Midwinter’)
“The enormous Norfolk skies are inspirational; they make up about eighty per cent of my paintings,” he says. “The light reflecting through salt marshes pins the sky to the foreground, to make a complete picture that draws in the viewer – well, when I get it right!” He draws inspiration from those who’ve shared our collective fascination with this unique terrain: “Edward Seago; William Turner, in his later years; and Hugh Brandon Cox – a master of effortless masterpieces.”
“They’re just magical; truly, less is more. The less you try and control them, the better the painting gets. I’ve always liked them because no other medium paints itself like that.”
Originally working in environmental engineering, Keith achieved his goal of painting full time as the popularity of his work grew – and he’s since enjoyed highlights such as having his own gallery, selling his work in the USA, and selling through major department stores such as Jarrold and John Lewis.