Keith Ayton was born in Derry in 1960, and graduated from the University of Ulster with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art in 1981. His work encompasses various forms of fine art, painting, photography and printmaking. The broad subject matter is based on the Irish landscape, climate and culture, and how he reacts to it.
He has participated in many group exhibitions including shows at The Ormeau Baths Gallery and An Cultύrlann in Belfast, as well as being selected for inclusion in the RUA exhibition. His solo shows have included ‘Homecoming’ for Derry City of Culture, ‘Lines in the Land’ at The Engine Room Gallery in Belfast, ‘Songs from the Rain’ at The Waterfront Hall, Belfast and ‘Drifting Fluidity’ at The Linenhall Library Belfast.
His work is currently in private collections in UK, USA, Australia and Europe.