Keith Eccles has been in the Art Industry for many years. He graduated from Delgado Community College in 1991 with an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design and from Memphis College of Art in 1993 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. Keith has taught for over 16 years in the Jefferson Parish School System and owns an Art Studio in Gretna, Keith Eccles Illustration & Design Studio, LLC, where he paints his own paintings, offers summer camp to children, as well as painting classes to adults.
As a teacher at West Jefferson High School, Keith has opened the door for countless opportunities for his art students to participate in projects both within the school and outside of the school. He, his students and other West Jefferson teachers have collaborated on multiple other murals which have now become permanent fixtures throughout the halls of West Jefferson High School. The most recent mural was created in recognition of the 60th anniversary of West Jefferson High School.
Keith’s motto has always been “imagine yourself in art.” Keith has a collection of over 200 original pieces of art ranging from 12″ x 12″ to 10ft x 20ft. His works are indicative of the spirit and excitement of New Orleans and are exemplified by bright colors and bold outlining.