Ken Elliott lives in Castle Rock, CO and his original oils, pastels, prints and posters are exhibited in hundreds of galleries and collected from coast to coast.
He is a landscape artist with a keen focus on color and composition. His works are direct, showing the lessons of the Impressionist as well as Modern schools. Ken primarily works in oils and pastels.
”My focus is the landscape and its rich store of ideas and inspiration. I am compelled to work from the trees, skies, lakes and streams in their endless variations. I don’t try to recreate nature (even Monet said he never got it right) or attempt storytelling. Instead, the works are simplifications and exaggerations of nature. I am free to make paintings - art that comes from nature but is far more reliant on the strategies of making good art objects."
Partial collections: Ritz Hotel Denver, Hewlett Packard, Kaiser-Permanente, First Data Corp, Visa, Blue Shield, Hitachi, The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, Holland Cruise Lines.
Publications: Pastel Journal, New York Times on the Web, Artweek, US Art, Southwest Art Magazine
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