Keith Richens was born in 1950 in Yeovil, Somerset.  He studied at Somerset College of Art 1968-72, before going on to a career as a freelance illustrator and artist working for major publishers,advertising agencies and design companies.
Paintings by Keith Richens are now in many private collections.  In 2008 he was elected an Associate Member of the Society of Marine Artists.  Keith says: Having been inspired by the Naturalist movement in 19th century European art, I try to create striking images sometimes with a narrative sub-text, which hopefully will fascinate and remain with the viewer.