McKeever was born in Withernsea, Yorkshire, in 1946. He moved to London in 1965 to Study English Literature, and self-taught, he began to paint in 1969.
His work can be found in many of the world's leading galleries and collections: The British Museum, The Government Art Collection, and The Tate Gallery in London; The
Morat-Institut in Freiburg; The National Gallery of South Africa; the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; The Yale Center for British Art in Connecticut; amongst
McKeever lives and works in Dorset.