Several years ago, vacationing in Australia with family, I was introduced to Aboriginal Art and was fascinated by the technique, symbolism and variety. Aboriginal Art is centered on telling the ancient stories of the Aboriginal peoples using symbolism and metaphor. The imagery is described as symbols of the ‘Dreamtime’ which is the Aboriginal understanding of nature and the world.
This series explores my own personal ‘Dreamtime’ where I can be physically at home but mentally, spiritually and emotionally away. I use line as symbol of path, thought, or journey. These lines tend to overlap in many layers, each curve signifying a decision point, change in direction or choice.
Ken works primarily with oil and encaustic media and has been creating since 1992. Since his first solo show at the York Street Gallery, Kennebunk, he has been in numerous group and solo shows from Boston, MA to Bar Harbor, ME. In 2005, Ken won first prize in painting in the Sculptural Pursuit, “Start the New Year with Peace” Art/Literary Competition and received a several page color photo spread of his work. Ken participated in the annual International Encaustic Conference from 2009 – 2012 and has taken several encaustic and professional workshops, but is mostly self taught. In 2017, he started teaching Encaustic painting techniques.
Active in the local arts, Ken is a juried member of the Art Guild of the Kennebunks and New England Wax. He was president of the Sanford Art Association from 2002 – 2006. Ken’s work has been collected by the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, Rochester, NH; Rand Direct, Edison, NJ; and is held in many private collections worldwide. Ken works and lives in Acton, Maine.