about the artist
Keith Betts was the winner of the Waterbrook Trendsetter Travel Prize for 2010 for ‘Growth’ and was a finalist in the 2011 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the richest art prize in Australia and the richest portrait prize in the world, for his painting ‘The Inner Ear: Susan Blake with Gerard Willems’.
In 2012 his portrait of Karen Carey, ‘Always this Moment of Doubt’ was a finalist in the Black Swan Portrait Prize in Perth. In 2013 ‘Wozza, In Your Face’ was a semifinalist in the Moran Prize and in the 2014 Glencore Percival Portrait Prize in Townsville he had two portraits as finalists.
In the field of landscape he has been a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize and was awarded 2nd in the RAS Easter Show Prize for Landscape.
In 2014 he was a finalist in the Heysen Interpretation of Place Prize in Hahndorf, South Australia and also in the Norvill Prize, Murrurundi, NSW.
He has won numerous other prizes and awards in Sydney and throughout NSW for landscape painting and draftsmanship.