Keith Roper PS
Keith owes a lot to his former Art teachers; David Paton and Tony Bartl.
Keith's paintings are mainly landscapes, The Solent, Fens, North East coast and river estuaries are of a particular interest for him. He paints in Pastel but also uses Oil and Gouache. The main objective for him is to create a feeling of mood and atmosphere in the picture through colour, shape and in particular the application of pastel or paint on the paper or canvas. The sky and weather are also a feature in the creation of mood and sensitivity.
Born Fillingham Lincolnshire in 1946
Studied Graphic Design and Painting at Lincoln School of Art and Design
Elected to Pastel Society 1995
Former Chairperson Lincolnshire Artists
Christopher Asherton Stones Pastel Society Award, 1987
Daler Rowney Pastel Award, 1995
Willi Hoffmann Guth Pastel Society Award, 2004
Pastel Society Mall Galleries London
Lincolnshire Artists Society Usher Gallery Lincoln
Kentmere House Gallery York
Bircham Gallery Holt Norfolk
Thompsons Galleries Aldeburgh Suffolk
Christopher Asherton Stones Pastel Soc award 1987
Daler Rowney Pastel award 1995
Willi Hoffmann Guth Pastel Soc award 2004
Lincolnshire Artists Society, 1966 onwards
Judith Olyer Award Lincolnshire Artists Society, 1985, 1995 & 2006
A featured artist in The Artist magazine, May 2004.