From the famous Red River Valley comes Rhymin’ Diamond Doug Keith, Cowboy Poet, Cowboy Cartoonist and Western Painter. He is able to capture his unique comedic take on everyday cowboy life through poem, art and stories. The cowboy life is the life that he lives.
He is a feature performer at cowboy gatherings, association, and corporate suppers across North America. Diamond Doug has been named Manitoba Cowboy Poet of the Year and has also won many other awards for his poetry, storytelling and art.
Besides his poetry Doug is a talented artist and painter. In fact he was commissioned to produce the official portrait of “Skoal’s Airwolf”, the three-time world champion buckin’ horse, upon its retirement. This portrait was placed in the Rodeo Hall of Fame. His latest commission was a huge honour: the official 50th Anniversary Commemorative painting for the Manitoba Stampede.
Doug is also a member of the prestigious Cowboy Cartoonists International, a group of the best cowboy cartoonists in the world. He is a commissioned contributor to the Leanin’ Tree family of greeting cards, and his comedic cowboy cards and art are exhibited annually as part of the Leanin’ Tree display at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
Doug has been the feature of several Nationally broadcast documentaries, including the award nominated documentary Cowboys, Heroes and Horses. He was featured in a episode of the television show Canadian Cowboy Country, and was the focus of a segment in the two hour Calgary Stampede finals special on CBC television. The Junos also came calling, where Doug was the MC for the JUNOFEST Country Showcase.
Doug has performed at cowboy gatherings and horse and stock association meetings across North America. To name a few:
- Dauphin CountryFest Main Stage
- The Calgary and Manitoba Stampedes
- Manitoba Reining Association
- Appaloosa Association
- Canadian Texas Longhorn Association
- Kamloops Cowboy Festival
- Pincher Creek, Maple Creek and Stony Plain Cowboy Gatherings
Look for Diamond Doug on a stage, at an easel, in a saddle or around a fire near you!