Featured Artist Ken Roberts

Vibrant rich colors and sweeping views painted by artist Ken Roberts draw the viewer into the beauty of his dreamlike landscapes. Learn more about him by visiting his website.

 

"A Garden in Crail" Acrylic, 70cm x 50cmby artist Ken Roberts. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“A Garden in Crail” Acrylic, 70cm x 50cm

 

This iridescent pearl of a planet we live on offers much visual stimulation and diverse beauty.

 

"A Town with Many Tales to Tell" Acrylic, 76cm x 76cm by artist Ken Roberts. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“A Town with Many Tales to Tell” Acrylic, 76cm x 76cm

 

I am privileged and passionate about landscape painting, endeavouring to transform the two-dimensional canvas into a portal, drawing the observer into an ethereal world of emotional connections. With that paramount intention, I have spent most of my artistic life learning what not to do with paint.

 

"Tranquil Sound" Acrylic, 65cm x 55cm by artist Ken Roberts. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Tranquil Sound” Acrylic, 65cm x 55cm

 

From the age of eight I have been drawing and painting landscapes. Student life included advanced printing at Stow College, commercial art (graphics design in today’s jargon) and painting and life drawing at Glasgow School of Art. I went on to be founder and managing director of a large successful graphic communications group serving industry in the United Kingdom, a career which spanned twenty-five years.

 

"Winter on the Loch" Acrylic, 50cm x 40cm by artist Ken Roberts. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Winter on the Loch” Acrylic, 50cm x 40cm

 

When I was around eight years old, I was drawing and producing little watercolours much admired by my father, an engineer who appreciated art. However, he was an avid reader of biographies of artists and advised me, “Son, don’t consider being a professional artist unless you want to be struggling in a garret all your days.” This didn’t deter me from my love of art, but it served to direct my career pathway as I matured.

 

"Sunrise St. Andrews" Acrylic, 70cm x 50cm by artist Ken Roberts. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sunrise St. Andrews” Acrylic, 70cm x 50cm

 

I have been painting full time for twenty years. I now live in the iconic university town of St. Andrews which is known globally as “the home of golf.”

 

"Early Morning Har, St. Andrews" Acrylic, 80cm x 60cmby artist Ken Roberts. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Early Morning Har, St. Andrews” Acrylic, 80cm x 60cm

 

There are many opportunities for landscape painting here in the inspirational county of Fife with its undulating hills, farmland, enormous colourful skies and the beautiful little coastal villages which often feature in my work. Whilst landscapes are my main subject, portraiture is also part of my portfolio and I have completed many successful commissions, mainly of local people.

 

"Low Tide on Eden Estuary" Acrylic, 70cm x 70cmby artist Ken Roberts. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Low Tide on Eden Estuary” Acrylic, 70cm x 70cm

 

My landscape work is in many collections throughout United Kingdom, the United States and Europe. My paintings have twice been featured as prizewinners in the International Artist Magazine.

 

"East Coast Summer Haze" Acrylic, 76cm x 76cm by artist Ken Roberts. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“East Coast Summer Haze” Acrylic, 76cm x 76cm

 

Acrylics are my preferred medium and, depending on the subject matter, scale and effects I want to achieve, canvas and Academy wood panels are used as surfaces. Early acrylic paints were prone to considerable colour shift in the drying process. Modern professional quality acrylics are much superior with many light-fast and vibrant pigments to choose from. Work can progress more rapidly thanks to the fast-drying mediums involved.

 

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