Ken Nash was born and raised in Armstrong in the North 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 described in the genre of photo realism and is an excellent conduit to reflect the beauty of the wilderness of British Columbia, Canada, and other parts of the world.
He describes his process thus,
"I paint using acrylics on canvas and wood to capture the photo-realistic 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, photo-realistic work gives me the satisfaction of crafting something unique."
You can find more of Ken Nash's work on his website.