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.

Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 42 x 32 ins (107 x 80 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Widemouth Bay
Widemouth Bay
Dreamer's Bay

Dreamer’s Bay

Dreamer’s Bay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 27 x 27 ins (68 x 68 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Dreamer's Bay
Dreamer’s Bay
Contentment

Contentment

Contentment
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 27 x 27 ins (68 x 68 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Contentment
Contentment
Sunbeam Sands

Sunbeam Sands

Sunbeam Sands
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 35 x 27 ins (88 x 68 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Sunbeam Sands
Sunbeam Sands
A Nautical Tale

A Nautical Tale

A Nautical Tale
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 43 x 31 ins (108 x 78 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
A Nautical Tale
A Nautical Tale
Beyond the Squall

Beyond the Squall

Beyond the Squall
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 43 x 31 ins (108 x 78 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Beyond the Squall
Beyond the Squall
Victory Bay

Victory Bay

Victory Bay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 43 x 43 ins (108 x 108 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Victory Bay
Victory Bay
Boats in the Bay

Boats in the Bay

Boats in the Bay
    • Mixed media on canvas
    • 43 x 43 ins (108 x 108 cm)
    • £ Please enquire
Boats in the Bay
Boats in the Bay
Admirals Bridge

Admirals Bridge

Admirals Bridge
      • Mixed media on canvas
      • 43 x 35 ins (108 x 88 cm)
      • £ Please enquire
Admirals Bridge
Admirals Bridge
Greater New York

Greater New York

Greater New York
      • Mixed media on canvas
      • 43 x 35 ins (108 x 88 cm)
      • £ Please enquire
Greater New York
Greater New York
The Sovereign City

The Sovereign City

The Sovereign City
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 41 ins (125 x 105 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
The Sovereign City
The Sovereign City
The Chartered Thames

The Chartered Thames

The Chartered Thames
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 32 ins (125 x 81 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
The Chartered Thames
The Chartered Thames
Liberty, Declare Your Independence

Liberty, Declare Your Independence

Liberty, Declare Your Independence
      • Mixed media on canvas
      • 50 x 35 ins (128 x 88 cm)
      • £ Please enquire
Liberty, Declare Your Independence
Liberty, Declare Your Independence
Silvercloud Bay

Silvercloud Bay

Silvercloud Bay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 50 x 35 ins (128 x 88 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Silvercloud Bay
Silvercloud Bay
Sailors Return

Sailors Return

Sailors Return
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 34 x 26 ins (85 x 65 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Sailors Return
Sailors Return
Pelican Point

Pelican Point

Pelican Point
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 43 x 31 ins (108 x 78 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Pelican Point
Pelican Point
A Westerly View

A Westerly View

A Westerly View
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 51 x 35 ins (128 x 88 cm)
  • £ SOLD
A Westerly View
A Westerly View
Trade Winds

Trade Winds

Trade Winds
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 51 x 35 ins (128 x 88 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Trade Winds
Trade Winds
America's Golden Gateway

America’s Golden Gateway

America’s Golden Gateway
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 50 x 35 ins (128 x 88 cm)
  • £ SOLD
America's Golden Gateway
America’s Golden Gateway
Bright Horizon

Bright Horizon

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