Keith Rust is a Roycroft Renaissance Artisan based in California. He grew up on his family’s ranch in Northern California and is a 5th generation Californian. From an early age he was creating, but it was through his first art professor that he discovered a real love of painting. With his instructor’s recommendation, Keith attended Art Center College of Design to study illustration. After graduating with honors, he began working in the computer game industry as a game artist before rising to the position of Art Director and Vice President of Creative Arts. He thrived in the computer game industry before his interests shifted to becoming a high school art instructor and renewing his love of painting.
During his time at Art Center, Keith was exposed to the incredible craftsmanship and esthetic beauty of the Arts & Crafts movement surrounding him in Pasadena, California and quickly fell in love with its beauty and style. Keith has always had a great passion for the outdoors, photography and art, and while remodeling his house into an Arts & Crafts inspired home, he was inspired to design a series of landscape paintings reminiscent of block prints. Keith spent several years developing this new style of painting which pays homage to the Arts & Crafts movement through the inspiring beauty of the great outdoors. His beautifully framed prints are available for purchase at retail stores and through his website.