Keith is originally from Ringgold, Georgia, a small town where his grandfather was a well-known artist, gifted in scenic painting. Keith was always interested in the arts. Early on he was more interested in performing arts. However, as he grew older, he found his tendencies swayed him toward painting.
After attending school at the University of Tennessee, he lived in Miami. In the early 1990's he sold large paintings at juried outside festivals. Eventually, Keith moved to New York and painted for several galleries. After a couple of years in New York, he moved closer to home and currently resides in Atlanta, where he paints in his own studio.
Keith's palette is rich in color and texture. He approaches each painting as one-of-a-kind. Although he mostly paints abstracts, he also paints still lifes and architectural images as well. Each painting is painted in layers. He will rough in the image with pencil, and then paint the initial layer using both oil and acrylics. Generally, a layer of varnish or polyurethane is added. This process is repeated until the painting is alive. He finishes the painting just as he started it, with pencil sketching.