1944 Born in Bromley, Kent.
1960 - 62 Purser attended the Sidcup School of Art.
1963 - 77 He travelled extensively in Europe and the Middle East.
1978 He settled in Sussex for five years and became a member of the Rye Society of Artists.
1983 Moved to Trebarwith Strand in North Cornwall where his output became more directly influenced by the landscape.
1987 With his relocation to Lincolnshire, his subject matter remained the coastline and sea, but his compositions became more simplified, echoing the wide horizons and emptiness of the fens.
1989 First one-man exhibition at Jonathan Clark & Co.
1994 Returned to East Sussex, renewed his interest in the coastline and the making of relief constructions, utilising objects found along the tide line.
1995 - Purser has remained in East Sussex / Kent where his painting has continued exploring the relationship between the land and sea.
Keith Purser has had nine highly successful one-man exhibitions at the gallery and is widely represented in collections both at home and abroad.