Born in Los Angeles, I grew up in the lovely town of Oxnard, California, where my father converted an old shed in our backyard into a darkroom to keep me “off the streets" while I was in high school. I began college at California State University, Northridge as a photography major, but as graduation approached and I realized there were no "Help Wanted: Photographer" ads in the classified section, but plenty of entry-level graphics jobs, I switched my emphasis to graphic art in my final year. In 1980 I got my BA in Art.
That led to a 35+ year career in graphic design, mostly in San Diego, California. In 2008, with my daughter about to depart for college, and my midlife artistic crisis in full bloom, I felt the time was right to work on some purely personal artwork. I devoted a couple of years to building up a body of work, and posted the resulting images to an online artist's community, eliciting positive reviews and valuable feedback. By 2010, with my hard drive filling up with image files, I took the advice of one of my early art professors to "enter every show you can", which lead to pieces being accepted into a variety of juried exhibitions around the country. After retirement I relocated to northern Virginia. Now, in my sixties, I'm looking for my "big break".
In my photography I continue to explore abstracts, still lifes, figurative images, conceptual pieces, and my own variations on historical art imagery. Ultimately I am most inspired by the phenomenon of nature that we call “light”, by its human offspring vision and perception, and by the amazing things that happen when the three come together. I also love a nice picture of a cute kitten now and then.
If you are interested in Keith's work, please visit his website using the links below.