Keith has exhibited extensively and received justifiable acclaim. Amongst a host of awards, he has twice received the Gold Medal for Fine Art at The Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, and in 1992 he was elected a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy. Two Royal Mail Stamps and two books 'Snowdon Shepherd' and 'Among the Amish' – feature his paintings of the countryside.

His work is in public collections in The National Library of Wales, The National Trust, National Postal Museum, Oriel Ynys Môn, Denbighshire County Council and Leicestershire County Council.

"Ancient people believed that if you walked too fast, you would lose your soul. Well, that's my excuse for dawdling around the hills, going ever slower. Mountains are not for marching over but for being amongst; as W.H. Murray, the Scottish writer and mountaineer wrote: "Find beauty. Be still."

The subjects that I am drawn to are the unremarked and forgotten fragments of a "fallen world": sheepfolds, trackways, paths, walls and gates. They are the decaying and neglected remnants of former times, testament to an outmoded life but imbued with the memories of a people who have been before. In such places of beautiful wildness are they now remembered.

Where there are only streams, rocks, stunted trees and weather, one can still draw analogies: here the solitary, twisted thorn tree clings to its thin earth with a tightening tenacity, becoming an emblem for the people of these wild, Welsh places."

Another poet, W.H.Auden wrote: "Poetry makes nothing happen"

I believe that painting does the same, so long as you find the poetry."


Artists A-Z

Works on Sale

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Afon Caseg

Afon Caseg

£ 2250

50 x 70cm - Oil on board

Arenig Stream through the Wall

Arenig Stream through the Wall

£ 1600

30 x 40cm - Oil on canvas

Stone Wall above Rowen

Stone Wall above Rowen

£ 1600

30 x 40cm - Oil on board

Arenig Stream

Arenig Stream

£ 1100

30 x 24cm - Oil on board

Gelli Iago Sheepfold

Gelli Iago Sheepfold

£ 1800

38 x 50cm - Oil on board

Shearing Competition

Shearing Competition

£ 1500

35 x 50cm - pastel

Ram Competition

Ram Competition

£ 1500

35 x 50cm - pastel

Sheep Sale 4

Sheep Sale 4

£ 1750

33 x 48cm - acrylic on board

Sheep Sale 1

Sheep Sale 1

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35 x 50cm - acrylic on board

Sheep Sale II

Sheep Sale II

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50 x 35cm - acrylic on board

Sheep Sale III

Sheep Sale III

£ 1750

33 x 48cm - acrylic on board

Shepherd with Crook II

Shepherd with Crook II

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35 x 25cm - acrylic on board

Bugail a'i ffon

Bugail a'i ffon

£ 1200

35 x 25cm - Acrylic on board

Pistyll, Study 2

Pistyll, Study 2

£ 1200

Oil on canvas

Pistyll, Study 1

Pistyll, Study 1

£ 850

Oil on canvas

Nefyn

Nefyn

£ 850

Oil on canvas

Llangwnnadl

Llangwnnadl

£ 1200

Oil on canvas

Llanfaelrhys

Llanfaelrhys

£ 850

Oil on canvas

Clynnog Fawr, Study 2

Clynnog Fawr, Study 2

£ 1200

Oil on canvas

Aberdaron West Front

Aberdaron West Front

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Oil on canvas

Afon Anafon

Afon Anafon

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18 x 24 cms - Oil on board