Featured Artist Ken Rasmussen

Australian artist Ken Rasmussen paints landscapes of destinations to visit and escape the everyday routine. See more of his colorful portfolio by visiting his website.

 

“Bathurst Wakes At Sunset” Oil on Canvas, 120cm x 120cm by artist Ken Rasmussen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Bathurst Wakes At Sunset” Oil on Canvas, 120cm x 120cm

 

I paint from my studio in East Fremantle which is a small port city on the west coast of Australia. You’ll find me there most days under the careful supervision of my studio manager cat, Bonkers. I paint Impressionist landscapes with a fantasy element.

 

“Cottesloe Sunlight” Oil on Canvas, 76cm x 76cm by artist Ken Rasmussen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Cottesloe Sunlight” Oil on Canvas, 76cm x 76cm

 

I love holidays and I’m interested in holiday places. These are the destinations where people shed the numbness of routine and become aware of the beauty and drama around them.

 

“Cottesloe Sunset” Oil on Canvas, 76cm x 76cm by artist Ken Rasmussen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Cottesloe Sunset” Oil on Canvas, 76cm x 76cm

 

I’m trying to celebrate that heightened awareness and how fresh life feels when you are away from home.

 

“Cottesloe Twilight” Oil on Canvas, 76cm x 76cm by artist Ken Rasmussen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Cottesloe Twilight” Oil on Canvas, 76cm x 76cm

 

I produce highly textured oil paintings which are layered and carved. I enjoy adding these extra dimensions to the painting surface.

 

“Sydney Dawn” Oil on Linen, 60cm x 60cm by artist Ken Rasmussen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sydney Dawn” Oil on Linen, 60cm x 60cm

 

There are moments when I feel like I am equal parts painter and sculptor.

 

“Moonrise over Margaret River” Oil on Canvas, 60cm x 60cm by artist Ken Rasmussen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Moonrise over Margaret River” Oil on Canvas, 60cm x 60cm

 

I was still a young teenager when I decided to become an artist. After a traditional art school training, I’ve enjoyed a successful career as a landscape painter. I’m married to a talented writer, and we have two adult children. They are the brightest stars in our night sky.

 

“Kingdom Of The Brave” Oil on Canvas, 150cm x 120cm by artist Ken Rasmussen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Kingdom Of The Brave” Oil on Canvas, 150cm x 120cm

 

A few years ago I decided to embark on a period of intense experimentation with my art. My style evolved into what you see now.

 

“Lives In Blue” Oil on Canvas, 61cm x 61cm by artist Ken Rasmussen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Lives In Blue” Oil on Canvas, 61cm x 61cm

 

I feel excitement every day as I approach a new canvas. I give myself permission to play and explore new ideas. I notice my own resistance to change and I make a commitment to what is new and possible. I let curiosity be my guide. I hope you can feel that freedom coming through in my work.

 

“Margaret River Forest” Oil on Linen, 122cm x 122cm “Margaret River Forest” Oil on Linen, 122cm x 122cm

“Margaret River Forest” Oil on Linen, 122cm x 122cm

 

Becoming an older artist presents you with a choice. Stay with what you know or go off on a grand adventure.

 

“Kellys Sunburnt Kids” Oil on Canvas, 76cm x 76cm by artist Ken Rasmussen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Kellys Sunburnt Kids” Oil on Canvas, 76cm x 76cm

 

This art is my adventure. I’m taking you with me. Together we’ll go to the places full of majesty, mystery and sweetness. It will be fun.

 

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  1. I love your style and colors. My work is so neutral but I so appreciate other artists colorful work.

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