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.

Prices for Keith’s artwork start from £1,500.

Drake's Tavern

Drake’s Tavern

Drake’s Tavern
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 39 x 20 ins (100 x 50 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Drake's Tavern
Drake’s Tavern
Sandy Shores

Sandy Shores

Sandy Shores
  • by Keith Athay
  • Mixed media on board
  • 19 x 19 ins (48 x 48 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Sandy Shores
Sandy Shores
Rocky Cliffs View

Rocky Cliffs View

Rocky Cliffs View
  • by Keith Athay
  • Mixed media on board
  • 19 x 19 ins (48 x 48 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Rocky Cliffs View
Rocky Cliffs View
Harbourside Village

Harbourside Village

Harbourside Village
  • by Keith Athay
  • Mixed media on board
  • 19 x 19 ins (48 x 48 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Harbourside Village
Harbourside Village
Sunset Walk

Sunset Walk

Sunset Walk
  • by Keith Athay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 20 x 20 ins (50 x 50 cm) unframed
  • £ Please enquire
Sunset Walk
Sunset Walk
Waterfall I

Waterfall I

Waterfall I
  • by Keith Athay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 20 x 24 ins (50 x 60cm) unframed
  • £ Please enquire
Waterfall I
Waterfall I
Tranquil Bay

Tranquil Bay

Tranquil Bay
  • by Keith Athay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 35 x 27 ins (88 x 68 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Tranquil Bay
Tranquil Bay
Guardians of the Sea

Guardian of the Sea

Guardian of the Sea
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 35 x 27 ins (88 x 68 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Tranquil Bay
Tranquil Bay
Fisherman's Quay

Fisherman’s Quay

Fisherman’s Quay
  • by Keith Athay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 50 x 35 ins (128 x 88 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Fisherman's Quay
Fisherman’s Quay
Cornish Tides

Cornish Tides

Cornish Tides
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 23 x 43 ins (58 x 108 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Cornish Tides
Cornish Tides
Seashore Memories

Seashore Memories

Seashore Memories
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 43 x 23 ins (108 x 58 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Seashore Memories
Seashore Memories
Calm Waters Bay

Calm Waters Bay

Calm Waters Bay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 35 x 27 ins (88 x 68 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Calm Waters Bay
Calm Waters Bay
Dreamer's Bay

Dreamer’s Bay

Dreamer’s Bay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 27 x 27 ins (68 x 68 cm)
  • £ RESERVED
Dreamer's Bay
Dreamer’s Bay
Beyond the Squall

Beyond the Squall

Beyond the Squall
  • by Keith Athay
  • 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
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
  • by Keith Athay
  • 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
  • by Keith Athay
  • 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
Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 42 x 32 ins (107 x 80 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Widemouth Bay
Widemouth Bay
Waterfall II

Waterfall II

Waterfall II
  • by Keith Athay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 24 x 24 ins (60 x 60 cm) unframed
  • £ SOLD
Waterfall II
Waterfall II
Before the Evening Wind

Before the Evening Wind

Before the Evening Wind
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 23 x 23 ins (58 x 58 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Before the Evening Wind
Before the Evening Wind
Contentment

Contentment

Contentment
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 27 x 27 ins (68 x 68 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Contentment
Contentment
A Nautical Tale

A Nautical Tale

A Nautical Tale
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 43 x 31 ins (108 x 78 cm)
  • £ SOLD
A Nautical Tale
A Nautical Tale
The River's Tale

The River’s Tale

The River’s Tale
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 27 x 35 ins (68 x 88 cm)
  • £ SOLD
The River's Tale
The River’s Tale