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Keith Scaife

I was born in 1960 in Hampshire, England, and from quite an early age it was evident I would follow art as a career in some shape or form. I spent six years at college, first at Leek School of Art and Crafts ( the family having moved to Staffordshire ) getting a superb grounding in all aspects of art and design, then to Sunderland to study model making - at this point I was aiming towards the film industry, inspired by Stanley Kubrick's film 2001 A Space Odyssey, and many of the T.V. shows of Gerry Anderson

Keith Scaife


. I was also strongly influenced by the work of illustrators such as Syd Mead, Chris Foss, Peter Elson, and Bruce Pennington, to name but a few. In the mid 1980's I produced a number of pre-production paintings for a proposed T.V. series ( which sadly never came to be ), but this then led me directly into book jacket illustration, working freelance for many of the major UK publishers - for almost 12 years, producing covers for authors such as Iain M Banks, Greg Bear, Larry Niven, Bob Saw, and Brian Aldiss, among others. Recently, I have made a move back to model making, working for companies in both the UK, and the US.

The publisher Paper Tiger has some pictures

Artists exhibiting

Alligator Descartes, Anne Sudworth, Brian Waugh, Chris Moore, David A Hardy, David Angus, David Vickers, Dominic E Harman, Fred Gambino, Jim Burns, Keith Scaife, Lisa Konrad, Planet Fresh, SMS, Steve Stone, Sue Mason, Les Edwards.

Exhibition details: Dates: 14th July 2000 to 11th August 2000 Opening hours: 10:30 to 17:30. (closed Sundays) Admission: Free

2nd Floor Art Gallery Foyles Bookshop
113-119 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0EB
United Kingdom

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Photos copyright Alex McLintock 2000.