Ken was born in Preston, and being a talented schoolboy artist, painting murals, his parents wanted him to become an Art Teacher. Despite their ambition for him Ken had a greater one – to play football or cricket for England. This didn’t happen, but he went on to have a successful business career in senior management.
Then Ken started to study oil painting at St Annes College, Lancashire. Following retirement, Ken paints full time, either in his studio or back garden in Lytham St Annes. A member of Lytham St Annes Art Society for many years, and a former President, Ken has shown his paintings at most of their exhibitions. He has also held many of his own exhibitions and had paintings included in the Mall Gallery, London. His paintings are in various galleries around Lancashire.
Covering a wide range of subjects, Ken likes to capture and record the atmosphere and feeling of any given scene. Most of his paintings are of the Fylde coast or of places visited.