About

I am currently exploring relationships of non-representational texture, color, and forms in the two-dimensional world of the flat surface.  I work in a non-structured way; starting with a simple idea and developing it by responding to the unfolding image.  I paint layer upon layer allowing elements of previous layers to peek through creating a sense of mystery of what lies below.  Although I am a young painter my images are informed by a visual sensitivity developed over a lifetime as a photographer.

Brief Biography

After a twenty-five year career in health care administration and information technology, I’ve re-energized the pursuit of my early interest in music and art.  I’m an accomplished classical clarinetist and a skilled photographer.  I teach those subjects to students of all ages in individual or group settings.

In 2009, I rekindled my early interest in painting and started studies at various local art schools including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Main Line Art Center.  Although I am a young painter my images are informed by a visual sensitivity developed over a lifetime as a photographer.  I exhibit my work in numerous Philadelphia area venues including the Philadelphia Sketch Club, The Mt Airy Art Garage and The Center on the Hill in Chestnut Hill Pa.

I’m currently President of the Germantown Settlement Music School Board.  I’m a board member and membership chairman of the Philadelphia Sketch Club and a member of the Mt. Airy Art Garage.

In the studio -Photo: Rahul Coutinho

Ken in his studio. Photo: Rahul Coutinho

I continue to use my IT skills to provide web an data technology services for individuals and a number of area not-for-profit organizations in the Philadelphia area including the Philadelphia Sketch Club and the Philadelphia Dramatists Center.