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.

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
Sailors Return

Sailors Return

Sailors Return
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 34 x 26 ins (85 x 65 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Sailors Return
Sailors Return
Hiawathas Departure

Hiawathas Departure

Hiawathas Departure
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 33 ins (125 x 85 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Hiawathas Departure
Hiawathas Departure
Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay

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

Glorious St Paul’s

Glorious St Paul’s
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 32 ins (125 x 81 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Glorious St Paul's
Glorious St Paul’s
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge

Composed Upon Westminster Bridge

Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 42 ins (125 x 105 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
A Sailors Retreat

A Sailors Retreat

A Sailors Retreat
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 33 ins (125 x 85 cm)
  • £ SOLD
A Sailors Retreat
A Sailors Retreat
Nimblekins View

Nimblekins View

Nimblekins View
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 33 ins (125 x 85 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Nimblekins View
Nimblekins View
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
The Spirit of Cumberland

The Spirit of Cumberland

The Spirit of Cumberland
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 45 ins (125 x 115 cm)
  • £ SOLD
The Spirit of Cumberland
The Spirit of Cumberland
Novello's Dream

Novello’s Dream

Novello’s Dream
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 33 ins (125 x 85 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Novello's Dream
Novello’s Dream
Dawn's Promise

Dawn’s Promise

Dawn’s Promise
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 33 ins (125 x 85 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Dawn's Promise
Dawn’s Promise
Oyster Catcher

Oyster Catcher

Oyster Catcher
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 45 ins (125 x 115 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Oyster Catcher
Oyster Catcher
Harbour at Dawn

Harbour at Dawn

Harbour at Dawn
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 49 x 42 ins (126 x 106 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Harbour at Dawn
Harbour at Dawn
Crimson Harbour

Crimson Harbour

Crimson Harbour
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 32 x 32 ins (82 x 82 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Crimson Harbour
Crimson Harbour
Hope Cove

Hope Cove

Hope Cove
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 42 x 35 ins (106 x 90 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Hope Cove
Hope Cove