Keith Dalgleish was raised and educated in Alberta. He received a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art, in Painting with Distinction, from the Alberta University of the Arts, (ACAD), in Calgary. He has a Diploma in Dance from McEwan University , and a Certificate in Commercial Sign Painting from NAIT, both in Edmonton.
Keith has had a number of juried solo and group fine art exhibitions in Alberta and British Columbia. Most recently he had the privilege of featuring his work at the Western Showcase Stampede in Calgary, Alberta. Keith received a Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, and a number of his works have been purchased by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts for the Permanent Collection.
He is currently showing his work with the Ruberto Ostberg Gallery in Calgary, The Avens Gallery in Canmore, Gallery 421 in Kelowna and Gallery 88 in Vancouver.
Throughout his twenties, Keith produced, choreographed and performed Modern Dance works, and created sets for the stage, primarily with the company, Thatside Independence, from Edmonton. A highlight was performing for the duration of Expo 86 in Vancouver.
Keith was a teacher in both the Visual and the Performing Arts. Most notably he developed and taught a multi-disciplinary program entitled ‘Creative Impulse’ for the Alberta University of the Arts Continuing Education Program.
Within the past two decades, Keith tried his hand at owning an art gallery and travelled to several countries. His biggest influence however, was living on a small farm on the edge of the Porcupine Hills in Southern Alberta. Here he learned a new kind of creativity, from working with horses, gardening, and building and repairing what was required. All this has now led Keith to a harmonious place, dancing each day with canvas, paint, and beautiful birds.