Fergus Hilton is the son of artists Roger and Rose Hilton and has spent most of his life in Cornwall. After a year of studying English in London's Westfield College, he spent a year working on a kibbutz in Israel, before returning to live in Cornwall.
Terming his paintings as 'abstract expressionism', his work is virtually always in mixed media and allows for 'colours and shapes to argue with each other'. The main influences for his work include Mondrian, Miro and Kandinsky. In 2006 Fergus changed his name to Keith Woodhouse.