Following Art College in Hartlepool Keith was employed in the art department of Dundee comic publishers D.C. Thomson, working on most of their comics.
Becoming freelance in 1974, he has tackled a huge diversity of jobs including school textbooks, pre-school television, children’s storybooks, and model-making for animated TV series’.
He has stayed with comics throughout, latterly writing and drawing ‘Jonah’ in ‘Dandy’ and ‘General Jumbo’ for ‘Beano’.
While illustrating a Heritage Lottery Funded history of Dundee, he made many local school visits, which inspired him to become a teacher. He qualified as a Cert Ed in 2008, initially working with special needs children and teenagers with emotional issues.
He currently teaches in local primary schools, running several drawing groups, including ‘Dabble in Art‘ for the Art Club.
Keith continues to work as an illustrator.
The pieces displayed all came from the Scottish Television pre-school series ‘SQUEAK!’