Inner Peace

I always said of any of Keith's paintings - new style, old style, sad or comical - all have a quality of transmitting inner peace. As you look at them and begin to relate you can feel your frazzled nerves unravel and the essence of peace take hold. Even in the most frantic August summer day in St Ives (you who have been here in the height of the St Ives season know what I mean!) the Gallery was always an ocean of calm. When we brought our paintings and prints into our own home and onto our walls we noticed a marked difference in the energies and only wished that we had done so sooner. In the early days we had felt that each painting or print in our own home was a painting or print not shared, so for the first few years of the Gallery our own walls were bare! Our own little family benefited greatly when we brought them into our living environment and enjoyed their gift of calm.  From that day our hectic family of 6 with two working parents and a few teenagers thrown into the soup …

For the love of our beautiful planet...

Keith loved our planet with all of his being. He saw and appreciated her beauty every single day. This painting was first titled "Lost Will" but as so often happened when paintings were around long enough, Keith felt her meaning had changed and he re-titled her "Unrequited Love". He longed for all of us to hear a wake up call and start to protect our amazing planet Earth. Here we see Earth as a beautiful woman rising through the maelstrom beneath her.

In this depiction of Earth she is seen as an ancient woman being overseen and protected by a beautiful goddess in the heavens. Keith titled this painting "Mother". I once saw two women viewing her and they said to each other, " My mother was never a dolly-bird like that!" missing the message altogether! But we are all entitled to our opinions and it did make us smile! I wrote the following poem for this:
Mother With unconditional love she nurtures us Forgiving us as we carelessly continue our play…

Swan Song

This blog is dedicated to the passing of a dear friend of ours, Paul Knight. My heart is with his wife Annette and his family today and in the days to come. While thinking of how I might salute him, I came across this painting where Keith depicted the Valkyrie and the ancient Norns welcoming the heroes home. How surprised was I to see how much it looked like Keith and Paul. Alright, Keith is laughing at me once more! I meant due to the dark-haired bearded dude and the light-haired friend with him. But joking aside, they were dear friends on a joint spiritual path and there is no way that I can imagine that they are not now together. Keith would have been honoured to meet Paul and they would be having the best of times while he is showing him all about the new tasks ahead!

So what is Ascension? Why did Keith paint about it? What does it mean to each of us? These blogs are "The Gospel According To Keith", as you know, so I can tell you what Ascension meant to him. Keith belie…

...and Other Mythical Beasts (Dragons) - part lll

The Archangel Uriel is known in ancient texts as The Fire Of God. Who better to defeat the fiery dragon and rescue the vulnerable and enslaved? This was a large painting which could seem quite scary but this stunning depiction of Uriel is it's great message of hope! Keith saw that the war between man and the taming of his ego did not have to be fought alone. Higher realms always provides assistance if we are striving to evolve. 

August 2018 Exhibition

I love sharing this exhibition with you all. The love that Keith and his work generated throughout his lifetime is a pleasure to behold. You came. You shared your memories and stories with me. We laughed and we cried. It was such an amazing experience and you have all helped me through the first hurdle. I cannot thank you enough for all that you have given. And the lovely paintings gave their light and energy right back to us. Thank you Keith for sharing your inspiration and your talent with St Ives and the world!

The Star Goddess Capella will not be on display again unless by permission of her new owners. She was one of four of Keith's latest paintings, finished in the summer of 2016. Capella is a star that is especially dear to Keith and me. It shone brightly through our bedroom window in our first rented flat. It appears as a single bright star but actually consists of two sets of binary stars. For Keith she was a "Twin Flame" star and represented a celestial guardia…

The Importance of Music

Keith always painted to music. In the early days when he had just a small studio upstairs in Lanhams Building he liked to listen to anything that Jon Anderson released, as well as Jon and Vangelis. He felt that Jon's words were so spiritual and matched his way of thinking. After we opened the gallery in 1990 we played ambient music to create an atmosphere of peace and harmony. Many of the musicians we featured were local to Cornwall and the UK such as Medwyn Goodall and Nigel Shaw. They were young, had a purpose with a message to share and produced cutting edge music for the time. The music that we surrounded ourselves with enhanced and complimented the paintings that Keith was producing.

Keith was a natural musician. He had played in a band from 1958 through the 1960's, often opening at The Cavern for the 1960's bands that we all now remember and love. His band was called The Strolling Bones and was offered the chance to go on tour but Keith made a life decision to conce…

Unicorns, Pegasus and other mythical beasts - part ll

The stunning image of Pegasus the flying horse has captured our imaginations since the days when Greek mythology began. There is something so free and noble about him. In the stories, Pegasus often uses his powers to rescue others. According to legend, Pegasus was the offspring of the sea god Poseidon and the Gorgon Medusa. The white sea foam gave him his brilliant white colour.

Keith was always fascinated by the concept of a black hole. What if it divides us from another Universe?  What if it is ruled by Mother God? What if it is parallel to us but in negative relief? So many mysteries to explore! Keith asked all these questions. I like to think he is bounding through the Universe now gathering all his answers!!! And if he could command the Pegasus he would be flying free!

This painting, The Story of Semele, is a depiction from Handel's opera 'Semele'. Zeus loved the princess Semele and she, in fact, was the only mortal in Greek legend to give birth to one of Zeus' c…