Ken had been interested in painting and drawing throughout his life and would have liked to have gone to art school, but that was not to be.
Since early retirement painting had been his main interest. He had lived in Leicestershire for nearly forty years and enjoyed painting in the area, although he was also drawn to the wilder parts of the British Isles. Although largely self-taught, Ken had made good use of courses at Leicester University and Leicester Education Centre and had been influenced and encouraged be several well-known Leicester artists, including James Kibart, Robert King and Michael Coates.
Ken had been President of the Leicester Sketch Club and President of Crown Hills Art Society. Primarily influenced by what he saw, his work developed from the accurate depiction of the topographical to a celebration of the drama of light and shapes in the landscape, showing an increased interest in the abstract.
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