Keith Athay

Harbour at Dawn
Keith Athay
Keith Athay

Born in Somerset, Keith Athay initially studied art at City of Bath College. He has been painting professionally since 2009. It was in this year that he decided to give up his day job as a prototype model-maker and live completely ‘off the grid’ in a field. His home was a yurt and he would grow his own vegetables, chop his own firewood, filter his own rainwater and most importantly, paint.

Keith loves to be by the sea as it’s where he feels most inspired. This love for the coast is clear in the enchanting and evocative harbour scenes he paints. He works with a wide range of materials including pen and ink, wood stain, acrylics and varnishes. He attaches collage materials such as sheet music, vintage maps, botanical diagrams and newspaper cuttings to large canvases and uses these as a background to his paintings. The viewer initially sees a coastal scene, often West Country fishing ports, and then on closer inspection finds a whole world of text and illustration lying beneath the painting.

Keith now lives in Dorset, where he divides his time between the studio, walking his faithful dog, Claude, and teaching life drawing. He has exhibited with Quantum since 2016 at art fairs in London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, San Francisco, and the Hamptons.

Sailors Return

Sailors Return

Sailors Return
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 34 x 26 ins (85 x 65 cm)
  • £ 1,975
Sailors Return
Sailors Return
Atlantic Bay

Atlantic Bay

Atlantic Bay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 34 x 26 ins (85 x 65 cm)
  • £ 1,975
Atlantic Bay
Atlantic Bay
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge

Composed Upon Westminster Bridge

Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 42 ins (125 x 105 cm)
  • £ 3,400
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
London My Beautiful

London My Beautiful

London My Beautiful
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 33 ins (125 x 85 cm)
  • £ 3,100
London My Beautiful
London My Beautiful
Between the Tides

Between the Tides

Between the Tides
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 33 ins (125 x 85 cm)
  • £ 3,100
Between the Tides
Between the Tides
A Sailors Retreat

A Sailors Retreat

A Sailors Retreat
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 33 ins (125 x 85 cm)
  • £ 3,100
A Sailors Retreat
A Sailors Retreat
Harbour Bay

Harbour Bay

Harbour Bay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 50 x 46 ins (125 x 105 cm)
  • £ 3,400
Harbour Bay
Harbour Bay
Hiawathas Departure

Hiawathas Departure

Hiawathas Departure
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 33 ins (125 x 85 cm)
  • £ 3,100
Hiawathas Departure
Hiawathas Departure
Nimblekins View

Nimblekins View

Nimblekins View
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 33 ins (125 x 85 cm)
  • £ 3,100
Nimblekins View
Nimblekins View
Widemouth Bay

A Restful Evening

A Restful Evening
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 42 x 34 ins (105 x 85 cm)
  • £ 2,900
A Restful Evening
A Restful Evening
Cool Horizon

Cool Horizon

Cool Horizon
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 42 ins (125 x 105 cm)
  • £ 3,400
Cool Horizon
Cool Horizon
Crimson Harbour

Crimson Harbour

Crimson Harbour
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 32 x 32 ins (82 x 82 cm)
  • £ 2,000
Crimson Harbour
Crimson Harbour
Harbour at Dawn

Harbour at Dawn

Harbour at Dawn
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 42 ins (126 x 106 cm)
  • £ 3,400
Harbour at Dawn
Harbour at Dawn
Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 42 x 32 ins (107 x 80 cm)
  • £ 2,800
Widemouth Bay
Widemouth Bay
Bright Horizon

Bright Horizon

Bright Horizon
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 42 x 32 ins (107 x 80 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Bright Horizon
Bright Horizon
Purbec Sunset

Purbec Sunset

Purbec Sunset
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 42 x 32 ins (107 x 80 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Purbec Sunset
Purbec Sunset
Winters Tide

Winters Tide

Winters Tide
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 43 x 33 ins (110 x 84 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Winters Tide
Winters Tide
Sheltered Harbour

Sheltered Harbour

Sheltered Harbour
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 51 x 35 ins (128 x 88 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Sheltered Harbour
Sheltered Harbour
Seaweed Cove

Seaweed Cove

Seaweed Cove
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 43 x 35 ins (108 x 88 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Seaweed Cove
Seaweed Cove
Passing of the Rain

Passing of the Rain

Passing of the Rain
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 42 x 32 ins (108 x 88 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Passing of the Rain
Passing of the Rain
Fisherman's Delight

Fisherman’s Delight

Fisherman’s Delight
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 43 x 33 ins (110 x 84 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Fisherman's Delight
Fisherman’s Delight
Dolphin Bay

Dolphin Bay

Dolphin Bay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 18 ins (124 x 45 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Dolphin Bay
Dolphin Bay
Fish Supper for Two

Fish Supper for Two

Fish Supper for Two
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 42 x 34 ins (105 x 85 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Fish Supper for Two
Fish Supper for Two
Spring Tides

Spring Tides

Spring Tides
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 50 x 50 ins (125 x 125 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Spring Tides
Spring Tides
Folley Bay

Folly Bay

Folly Bay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 50 x 50 ins (125 x 125 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Folley Bay
Folly Bay