Artist: Ken Elliott
Title: Red Run
Size: 20.5" x 41"
Paper (Sheet) Size: 26" x 44"
Edition: Signed and Numbered, Limited Edition to 195
Medium: Giclée on Crane Museo Paper
About the Artist: "Landscape painting should make a simple statement." Artist Ken Elliott believes in the simplicity and purity of portraying natural settings. Utilizing a strong compositional foundation, Elliott organizes elements in his landscape to satisfy and engage the viewer. The sky, water, land and trees function as pieces in a "compositional puzzle" arranged to portray a variation in perception, just one view in the different experiences of life.
Involved in the art world for many years before becoming an artist himself, Ken Elliott began his career as an art dealer and gallery director. Soon he began producing his own works of art based on a desire to create a simple and uncomplicated view of natural beauty. Utilizing photographs in his paintings, Elliott rearranges and manipulates the elements in his scene to suit his mood, while still retaining the overall essence of the scene. He explains, "If I can orchestrate the variables I perceive and offer a view beyond our typical experiences, then I have succeeded."