Dodwell Keyt

Dodwell Keyt

I was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka and emigrated to Australia to begin a new life with my family at the age of thirteen.

I have been drawing ever since I can remember but my artistic career did not commence until my work was exhibited at The Perth Street Gallery for the first time in November 1987.

I paint and draw for my own pleasure and enjoyment. I use the human form to express and communicate my feelings and thoughts. I also express my thoughts through writing and poetry. I have written a number of books and have publish a book containing a friend's poetry and my minimalistic sketches. By combining the two forms of art we were able to produce a book that provokes and creates a philosophy of life.

I find it difficult to categorize my work but I have used many techniques to portray my ideas and images. I have created works that range from minimalism to realism using contemporary and semi-abstract styles. The underlying theme in all my works is the presence of the human form. I strip it bare to reveal the supple curves and glorious shapes of the human form.

I have experimented with a number of media and styles but have settled on oils and canvas to complete most of my works. I use other media such as watercolors, pen and ink, pastels and pencils when creating works.