Among the many different subjects Keith Padgett paintings are his splendid landscapes. A native of Florida, Keith is best known for his landscape paintings depicting the land of his birth. He began painting these pristine places deep in the swamps and woodlands of coastal North Florida fearing they would not always remain unspoiled. Keith’s paintings evoke a sense of fascination and tranquility reflecting his personal experience. Keith captures the infinite beauty he sees in these mysterious places through his unwavering attention to detail and use of unusual color to establish a unique sense of light and atmosphere. Keith Padgett began his artistic pursuits as a teenager in Perry, Florida. Unique among his family and friends in his love of art and music, he began his formal art training under the direction of Jules de Romand Bacot, a continued source of inspiration and friendship.
He earned an art scholarship to North Florida College studying design and composition. He then continued his studies at the prestigious Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida where he experienced the original works of the great Baroque Masters first hand. After working for Busch Entertainment, Keith formed his own company offering creative design and artistic services. Decades later, after a successful career as a commercial artist and muralist, he has returned to his fine art roots. Returning not only to his artistic roots but also the roots of his birth place, Keith enjoys working out of his rustic studio in the historic Wakulla Springs in Florida painting for private and corporate collectors. Keith’s art has been commissioned throughout the United States, Canada, European Union, Russia, and Abu Dhabi, UAE (United Arab Emirates).