Ken’s work represents a tenacious search for truth, virtue, and beauty which motivates his personal life and professional work at the easel. Much of it is beauty for beauty sake, which is a wonderful motivation for the artist. Recently, his art finds meaning as metaphors — searching for truth through a subtle narrative that is tremendously rewarding. A road, for example, can signify the adversities and adventures of life’s journey; a book, the reminder to seek knowledge; a house, the love of family and personal roots.
Through painting, Ken is able to reflect on life and use a visual vocabulary to speak the thoughts of his heart. It is a dialogue about what is meaningful in life, bringing something to the conversation, and the viewer.
Ultimately, his artwork will inspire and enrich travelers on life’s journey, offering his observations in the hope that they may add something to your life.
Perhaps middle age has caused me to wonder what constitutes a valid contribution to the world or maybe it is part of my emotional evolution of wanting to bring something positive to counterbalance the negative in life. What I have learned over the past 30 years of painting is that beauty has a power all its own, and when harnessed with a meaningful subject and the artist’s intention, it becomes charged in some very special ways.
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