I create wilderness art that invites you to experience the same thoughts and feelings that prompt me to paint. I would like you to wonder what's around the bend in a path or over the next hill.
I paint using acrylics on canvas and wood to capture the photorealistic truth of what I see. I use a variety of techniques and styles of composition to achieve the desired results and normally build fine layers of paint until I have accomplished my objectives.
I create representational work that is photo-derived but with as many changes that reflect what I want to present to the viewer. Along the way, I have studied and been influenced by Coleville and Bateman and some of the great Russian landscape artists Shishkin and Levitan. My approach of creating very detailed, photorealistic work gives me the satisfaction of crafting something unique.
With few exceptions, I have stood on the sites of my paintings and felt the warmth of the sun or the coolness of the deep shade. I endeavour to enable you to feel the same things from my paintings ......... I just use smaller brushes to get there.
Ken Nash was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and has created art for fifty years using a variety of mediums including ink, coloured pencil and acrylics on paper, wood and canvas. Inspired by the beauty of the valley around him, he started painting when he was eight years old and over time developed the techniques that he applies today. His work can now be descibed in the genre of photorealism and is an excellent conduit to reflect the beauty of the wilderness of British Columbia, Canada, and other parts of the world.
For most of his career, he focused on commissioned work and continues to provide clients with an opportunity to have his beautiful art hanging on their walls. As an example, Ken completed a corporate commission earlier in 2015 for a government agency for their boardroom in Vancouver. He also exhibits his work throughout Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, other parts of B.C., and is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA).
In the past five years, he has had a number of solo and group juried exhibitions including, involvement for several years with the Langley Studio Tour, the Fraser Valley Biennale, a joint exhibition at the Newton Cultural Centre, a solo exhibition with the Langley Art Council at Langley City Hall, exhibitions with the Delta Art Council, and an exhibition for the TNSC Open Show in Kamloops, and many exhibitions sponsored by the FCA at their gallery on Granville Island. In 2011, he was recognized as an award winning artist by the FCA at the Annual International Representational Show.
His work can also be viewed at Gallery 204 in Langley (southeast corner of 204 and Douglas) where his work has resided since September 2015.