Keith Melling was born in Colne, Lancashire in 1946 and has been drawing and painting from an early age. Largely self taught, he had his first exhibition in 1966, before studying at Burnley School of Art and the Harris College, Preston.
Oil paint is his favourite medium, which he makes in the studio, using traditional methods. He also enjoys gouache, watercolour, wood engraving and etching.
Detailed topographical accuracy combined with strong composition and ‘feeling of place’ have been his hallmark. there is an ever increasing demand for his fine quality prints which have been published from paintings produced over the past thirty years.
Keith lives in the beautiful Pendle Forest area of Lancashire, which is not only an inspiration in itself for his painting, but is conveniently close to the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District, places which are irresistible for a landscape painter.