Keith started his career in Public Art as a New Town assistant artist in Glenrothes to first David Harding and later Malcolm Robertson. During his period in Glenrothes he mastered skills in hand sculpting, figurative rendering, and mould making. Some of his own contributions to Glenrothes town's art inventory can be still found in across a number of the residential areas.
After finishing his post-diploma in Sculpture from Duncan and Jordanstone, University of Dundee, Keith was awarded the position of New Town artist for East Kilbride. He held this position from 1982 until the corporations transfer to council operations, becoming Scotland's last serving New Town artist.
During his period as East Kilbride Town Artist, Keith accomplished monumental artworks in bronze, stone, concrete, granite, brick, and plaster.
The following images show a range of public artworks Keith produced from 1982 to 1995 as part of his role as an active New Town artist in East Kilbride where he acted as both an engineer and project manager to a number of corporation development endeavours. To Keith's credit all of his public art projects remain robust in form from their time of installation, and have aged extremely well, since there was no maintenance programme put into place to manage the artworks . Of note the enclosed images were taken within the last 12 months.