Born in Victoria, B.C. Keith has been working as a professional artist since 1974. He knew from age 17 that he wanted to be an artist and at 18 he headed east to explore Montreal and Toronto.
There, he discovered the works of American artists such as Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper. He also re-discovered the Canadian Group of Seven and Alex Colville. These artists inspired and shaped his natural talents as a painter of realism and so his journey began.