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Artist / Illustrator / Author

 

Keith has been fascinated by wildlife since childhood and a professional artist for over 30 years. As a self-taught artist, Keith initially honed his skills by studying and specialising in painting the oriental and beautifully ornamental fish, Koi (Nishikigoi).  Keith embraced the same work ethos that the most eminent Japanese Koi breeders use in nurturing their Champions:

Dedication, patience, detail, enthusiasm and passion.

 

These skills enabled Keith to expand and experiment with his subject matter, from Tropical Marine fish and other Sealife inspired by his Scuba Diving experiences to Food Art, inspired by…..eating!

 

Keith’s love of colour, imagination and drawing has led him to writing, illustrating and self-publishing his own range of children’s picture books. His stories are based on things he cares about or seen…from “Jack” (their old one-eyed “Pirate” cat) to conservation and the rubbish in our oceans.

Keith's even been known to paint a Pirate elephant!  Pira-phant for the Elephant Parade charity. 

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