Keith’s story is a tale of two lives. He owned a very demanding, stressful business for 23 years. As a way to relieve tension he began painting on small canvasses in his garage in 1995. He painted those canvasses over and over again, and, as the paint built up, it became a highly textured base. That texture has become a trademark of Keith’s work. He eventually sold his business, moved to Anguilla, B.W.I., and dedicated himself to his re-discovered passion for painting. The brightly colored abstracts soon became very popular and Keith became sought after as the "artist on island" supplying villas, resorts, and art lovers from all over the world. His works are in corporate and private collections in Japan, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, England, and Scotland, as well as the Caribbean. In 2011 he returned to his native Evansville, IN, to care for his elderly father.
Keith still considers creating art to be a form of relaxation. "For me, painting is about the process. I never have a pre-conceived idea of what I will do in the studio – I go with the flow – wherever it takes me. I put on the music and let go, applying layer, upon layer, upon layer." Keith approaches painting in the same way he approaches life – focusing on the journey, not the destination.