Ken Carson received his BA Degree from Marietta College in 1972.He taught art in the Bourne school system for 35 years.During this time,1985-1998, he was the Assistant Director and the Director of the Market Barn Gallery located in Falmouth MA.Ken has studied with, Beverly Edwards, Sig Purwin and Sean Casey..His paintings and photography, are included in private collections throughout the United States, as well as England, Spain,Ireland, and Italy .His work is in the permanent collection of the Duxbury Art Complex, Falmouth Hospital,and the Cape Cod Hospital. Author Peter Koenig included Ken in his 1987 book,"Falmouth, A Visual Legacy-A Timeless Spirit". Ken was also featured in the Cape Cod Life Summer 1990 issue,and the 2010 Cape Cod Life summer issue. He is a member of the Cape Museum of Fine Arts, The Falmouth Artist Guild, the Cataumet Arts Center, and has shown in many regional juried shows.
In my "visual renderings", I try to show a sense of peaceful solitude. They are not about people or things, rather quiet space and time.
My influences come from the American Impressionists i.e. Winslow Homer, Whistler, Sargent, The Connecticut Eight. John Henry Twachtman
Modern Day influences would be Donald Demers, Anne Packard, Phillip Malicote, and Joseph McGurl.
It's all about the light,and how one sees his or her personnel environment!
I use landscape not to record every grass rock or wave but rather as a vehicle to create an emotional feeling.
I try to keep my paintings and photographs very simple. I want you to be able to walk into one of my compositions ,feel a peaceful solitude, stay awhile, and if it is not happening simply move on..I want my viewers to experience a positve moment We live in a very fast world of things and events and every once in awhile some quiet time is good!