Ken is a plein air artist. He is not content to copy the object but endeavours to realize the sensation or essence of each painting location.

“I articulate this emotion through the liberating use of colour. This creates a presence and sense of energy in each painting that is very much a personal response to what I see and feel.”

Ken approaches the landscape with a contemporary boldness and freshness. Viewed up close, his paintings are brilliantly abstract – a myriad of brushstrokes and edges of thick paint – but stand back a few paces and they resolve into a landscape of texture, mood, time and place.

VIEW SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS AND REPRESENTATION

EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

1995, 1999, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002 Hillsmith Gallery Adelaide SA
1996, 1998, 2006 Eastgate Holst, Melbourne
2001, 2004 McKenzie Gallery Perth WA
1997-2002 Group exhibitions-Gallery 71, New York
2001-2003 W.H.Patterson Gallery, London
2003-2005 Jonathan Grant Galleries, Auckland NZ
2004 Tyron Gallery St.James, London
2005 Masterpiece Fine Art Gallery, Hobart, Tas.
2005 Retrospective Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW

AWARDS

1993 AME Bale – Grand Winner
1994 Windsor and Newton Australian Award
1995, 1998, 1999 AME Bale – Best oil painting
2000, 2003 Camberwell Rotary Art Show
2002 Sydney University-Members Choice Award

REPRESENTED

Public Collections – Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery and Historical Museum
Tasmanian Art Gallery and Museum
Parliament House Brisbane

Summer Skies, Oil on Board, 85x100cm
Summer Skies, Oil on Board, 85x100cm
Afternoon Couldbuildup - Albert Park, Oil on board, 28.5x47.5cm
Afternoon Couldbuildup - Albert Park, Oil on board, 28.5x47.5cm
Approach of Evening - Glenrowan, Oil on board, 19x50cm
Approach of Evening - Glenrowan, Oil on board, 19x50cm
Distand Mountains Near Dunkeld, Oil on board, 63x48cm
Distand Mountains Near Dunkeld, Oil on board, 63x48cm
Twighlight - Ricketts Point, Oil on board, 21x66cm
Twighlight - Ricketts Point, Oil on board, 21x66cm
The Gondola - Venice, Oil on board, 50x28cm
The Gondola - Venice, Oil on board, 50x28cm
Harbour Foreshores - Mosman, Oil on board, 12x52cm
Harbour Foreshores - Mosman, Oil on board, 12x52cm
The Murrumbidgee, Oil on board, 24.5x54cm
The Murrumbidgee, Oil on board, 24.5x54cm
Summers Heat, Mt William - Western District, Oil on board, 24.5x100cm
Summers Heat, Mt William - Western District, Oil on board, 24.5x100cm
Sheep Country - Western District, Oil on board, 19.5x20cm
Sheep Country - Western District, Oil on board, 19.5x20cm
Windswept Beach Swan Lake, Oil on board, 31.5x80.5cm
Windswept Beach Swan Lake, Oil on board, 31.5x80.5cm
Twighlight - Ricketts Point, Oil on board, 21x66cm
Twighlight - Ricketts Point, Oil on board, 21x66cm