Essex, United Kingdom
About Keith Webb
Born in Northampton, Keith has lived in London for most of his life. He took up art seriously after leaving British Telecom where he worked as a manager in the International Department. As a fine artist his most notable influences have been Impressionism and Expressionism, although Keith's style is all his own. Keith studied at the University of East London Docklands campus where he obtained his BA (Hons) and MA in Fine Art. His paintings, mainly on canvas in oils or acrylics, and sometimes in water-based printing inks, are either figurative or else abstracted compositions depicting his own interpretation, or impression, of reality. Some paintings depict the female nude, effectively a celebration of the female form which he has attempted to render in compositionally interesting ways. Others are abstracted compositions based on things seen around him, often architectural in nature reflecting his city environment, colourful, personal impressions based on actual urban scenery or else imagined urban landscapes. "I am interested in the lumps and bumps which go to make up the city, in the interesting, sometimes quirky, architectural shapes of some new buildings as well as the sense of dereliction of others, and like to use bold, sometimes surrealistic, colours in an attempt to reach beyond the drab reality of the buildings which inhabit much of London." Work is for sale - see SAA website: www.saa.co.uk/artkeithjohnwebb. Keith is a member of the Essex Art Club - website: www.essexartclub.co.uk. He is also an experienced stereo (3D) photographer and anaglyph examples of his work (red & cyan glasses needed to view) can be seen on website: www.flickr.com/photos/8235622@N07 .
Higher Art Education
University of East London:
2005 - MA:Fine Art
2003 - BA(Hons):Fine Art
Havering College of F&HE:
2001 - HND:Fine Art
1997 - Foundation: Art & Design
1995 - GNVQ (Advanced): Art & Design.
Essex at The Barbican. An exhibition of paintings by members of the Essex Art Club at the Barbican Library Exhibition Space, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, 2 - 26 June 2017.
Keith has exhibited in a number of group exhibitions in and around London including The Brick Lane Gallery, Guildhall Gallery, Coningsby Gallery, Morley Gallery, R K Burt Gallery, The Gallery in Mayfair, The Gallery in Cork Street, The Cotton Centre, University of East London, Parfitt Gallery Croydon, Citizens Gallery Woolwich, Start Woolwich Centre, The Millers House Bromley-by-Bow, Fairkytes Art Centre Hornchurch, Wanstead House Hall and at the Deptford X Festival. He has also had solo exhibitions at the Visual Arts Centre Romford, The Becket Gallery Brentwood and the Queens Theatre Hornchurch.