Hometown: Salisbury, MD
C. Keith Whitelock is a native of Somerset County Maryland, and the waterfront scenes there inspired a lifelong interest in painting watercolors and oils that document the workboats, watermen, and landscapes of the Chesapeake region. With a degree in Art Education from the University of Maryland, Keith has been a public school Art teacher, a professional graphic-artist, and draftsman. For the past 40 years he has pursued a full time career as a studio painter of his cherished Eastern Shore scenes.
His works have been featured in many area and regional shows winning a number of awards. He has been artist of the year for many local chapters of Ducks Unlimited and a State Sponsor Artist. He has been featured in Pace Magazine (Piedmont Airlines), Delmarva Heartland, and many other area publications including the book ìA Gallery of Marine Artî (Rockport Publishers, 1998). The prestigious Waterfowl Festival in Easton, MD has included Keith as a painting exhibitor for 37 consecutive years. He has also participated in numerous American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) national and regional exhibits. The St. Michaels Maritime Museum hosts a watercolor depicting a working skipjack is part of their permanent collection.
In 1986 Keith was honored to be selected as a member of a Rotary Int. sponsored Group Study Exchange team that represented MD and DE for a six week tour of Southern England. His paintings are found in Baltimore, Annapolis, and many Eastern Shore galleries. He is an active crew member on the retired skipjack Ida May of Chance, MD. gathering firsthand experience with his subject matter.
He teaches workshops for Art Leagues, Elder Hostel and other groups. He also hosts and produces a YouTube channel series “Watercolor Workshop” where one can see real-time demonstrations from pencil sketch, to a finished watercolor painting.