Keith Parkinson

B.Ed (Hons.) MA Ed Man., BA (Hons.) Fine Art

Contemporary Fine Artist

Introducing Keith


How lucky am I? I get to earn my living by drawing, painting and making stuff - mostly a mess, as paint and turps, plaster  and glue fly everywhere in my eagerness to create.


I used to have a real job, a 25 year teaching career in Primary and Special schools, before I managed to escape my headteacher’s job in 2005.


I then studied for my Fine Art Degree and am now a freelance exhibiting artist. I work extensively as artist in residence in schools, manage community arts projects and run classes and workshops for adults.


I am co-proprietor of Ribble Valley Art Studios in Clitheroe.


I work quickly and often frenetically, making drawings and paintings representing people and place. I love to explore colour and light, and have become increasingly interested in capturing brief moments in a swiftly moving world through drawn line. I like my work to suggest movement and drama.


Why not have a look at what I have to offer?

Red Self Portrait

Acrylic on Paper

75cms x 50cms

Self Portrait with poem

Acrylic, ink and oil on canvas

60cms x 40cms