Keith McKellar

Keith McKellar, born in New Westminster in 1947, migrated to the bush town of Prince George with his family in 1952. The boom and bust fifties and sixties of Prince George gave him a keen eye and open heart for the characters of the logging towns, construction camps and the bush-shack families. He worked at sixty-five different jobs in several fields, before becoming the professional artist Laughing Hand. His travels have taken him on many urban vagabond walking journeys in North America and overseas. Working as a street artist for 35 years doing stints in California, Japan and Taiwan. A first collection of drawings appeared in Victoria in 1983 entitled “line poem drawings” published by Ekstatis Editions. He has published writings and drawings in a number of magazines and newspapers.