URBAN STREET ART
ARTIST : KEITH PATON
I am an artist currently living in Leith, Edinburgh. I have a small studio in the home I share with my wife and 3 children. The studio is small, but I make the most of it being in the house. It is easy to be in there most evenings working away on my various ongoing projects. Being able to integrate my creative life and family life is great and the kids are all keen and enthusiastic about making art, as children always are. I hope that seeing me work gives them insight into the process and not just the product of making art.
I studied HND Illustration and Media Design at Edinburgh College, dropping out in 1995 to pursue a career in emergent digital media. In the period since then I have made interactive media, built websites and made mobile apps for banks and housing associations, artists, tourism and heritage organisations. I ran my own digital media business for a decade and when it finally failed, I decided it was time to return to making art for myself. I now do contract software engineering to raise the money to support my ongoing endeavours as an artist (thought I dream that one day I will no longer need to write software if it isn’t for the purposes of making art).