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
The River's Tale

The River’s Tale

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

Tranquil Bay

Tranquil Bay
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 35 x 27 ins (88 x 68 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Tranquil Bay
Tranquil Bay
Tides of the Soul

Tides of the Soul

Tides of the Soul
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 35 x 27 ins (88 x 68 cm)
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Tides of the Soul
Tides of the Soul
Guardians of the Sea

Guardian of the Sea

Guardian of the Sea
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 35 x 27 ins (88 x 68 cm)
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Tranquil Bay
Tranquil Bay
The Seafarer

The Seafarer

The Seafarer
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 50 x 35 ins (128 x 88 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
The Seafarer
The Seafarer
Come Unto These Yellow Sands

Come Unto These Yellow Sands

Come Unto These Yellow Sands
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 50 x 35 ins (128 x 88 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Come Unto These Yellow Sands
Come Unto These Yellow Sands
Fisherman's Quay

Fisherman’s Quay

Fisherman’s Quay
  • 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
Brighton Bathing Boxes

Brighton Bathing Boxes

Brighton Bathing Boxes
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 35 x 27 ins (88 x 68 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Brighton Bathing Boxes
Brighton Bathing Boxes
Lady of St Kilda

Lady of St Kilda

Lady of St Kilda
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 35 x 27 ins (88 x 68 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Lady of St Kilda
Lady of St Kilda
Meet Me Under the Clock

Meet Me Under the Clock

Meet Me Under the Clock
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 27 x 27 ins (68 x 68 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Meet Me Under the Clock
Meet Me Under the Clock
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
Before the Evening Wind

Before the Evening Wind

Before the Evening Wind
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 23 x 23 ins (58 x 58 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Before the Evening Wind
Before the Evening Wind
The Waypoint

The Waypoint

The Waypoint
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • 19 x 19 ins (48 x 48 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
The Waypoint
The Waypoint
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
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
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