Keith came to Alaska in the early '70's through a tour of duty with the U.S. Coast Guard as a shipboard navigator and traveled extensively throughout the state. Since completing his tour of duty in 1977, he attended the University of Alaska and studied art and worked summers as a commercial fisherman.
Throughout the years he has worked with a variety of art forms including decoy carving, ivory scrimshaw, pen and ink drawings, and painting in several mediums. He remembers winning his first art show in the third grade and his work has been accepted and placed in numerous art shows around Alaska.
He now resides in Sitka, painting in the winters from the inspiration and ideas he gets as a captain of his own charter boat which he operates in the summers.