Ken is a practising artist living in North Wales where he
has been working and exhibiting for the past fifteen years. His subject matter
is mostly landscape or seascape.
He works in a variety of media the main one being oil paint
where he enjoys its intensity of colour and mastic like qualities which enable
him to apply the paint to the painting surface with brush, knife, fingers, or whatever
tool seems appropriate to achieve a desired effect.
He also works in pure watercolour or sometimes adding other
media to his watercolours such as pastel, charcoal and crayon on heavy
Ken is inspired by the Snowdonia landscape in all its moods
and character. His impressionist style tries to capture that character and
the ever-changing colour in the seasons at different times of day. The
Snowdonia climate gives rise to varied weather conditions and fleeting moments
of dramatic changing light from which he draws much of his inspiration.
When not painting Ken likes to walk the hills and beaches of
the area seeking subject matter. He completes some works on location but mainly
works back in his studio from watercolour and pencil sketches or photographs
gathered at the scene.