Ken Elliot's involvement in the art business has spanned over 40 years. He began as a picture framer, worked alongside an art restorer, and became an art dealer before beginning to draw and paint about 25 years ago. In his career, he's been fortunate to have seen remarkably good works of art and met some of the best painters in the field.
Elliot's focus is the landscape and its rich store of ideas and inspiration. He is compelled to work from the trees, skies, lakes, and streams in their endless variations. He doesn't try to recreate nature (even Monet said he never got it right) or attempt storytelling. Instead, his works are simplifications and exaggerations of nature. There was a time when he felt the tyranny of the landscape; that is, he felt limited by making pictures of a place. Now, instead of making pictures, he is free to make paintings—art that comes from nature but is far more reliant on the strategies of making good art objects.
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