Here's to you Ken! Thank you for being such an inspiration to others by taking up a new hobby at 95!

“When I am finished with a painting I feel a joy and sense of accomplishment.” –Ken

I met Ken when I was teaching watercolor to his wife, Joanie. Little did I know that nearly fifteen years later, he, too, would take up painting with me — at the age of 95! I am so honored to share with you some of the beautiful paintings he has done; each was completed in about an hour. 

“At my age of 96 I’m still enjoying life. I’m physically active and busy outside in the yard tending to trees, shrubs and flowers, many of which we have planted. I like to paint nature paintings: trees, shrubs, plants, snow, water and flowers. I like the paintings I have done that show a depth of field. What I like about the painting classes are seeing the development of the painting before my eyes. The images in my brain I transfer to paper. I like the feeling Catherine gives me about the images I have painted. When I am finished with a painting I feel a joy and sense of accomplishment. I get a lot of pleasure from showing my paintings to friends and family.”   — Ken

“It is a magical experience to see someone who has never done artistic work of this sort create a painting that we are both so proud of!” –Joanie, Ken’s wife