In this blog we will share with you our vision of beauty, balance, harmony.

As Mark Leach writes in his book Raw Colour with Pastels: “Sound is all around us, and it is musicians who refine that sound into something of beauty. As a painter, I have always felt that my purpose is to craft colour in a similar way, to see through the confusion and seek harmony and beauty.”

And we add: Words, fragments of sentences, spoken noise is all around us, and Ken arranges words in such a way as to capture beauty in the accidental, the ambient soundtrack of life.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Windflüchter - Windtrees

Windflüchter - Windtrees 60 x 50 cm - acryl on linen canvas


Moving through dry brown grass,
through sea oats, down to the sand,
into the cold surf, ankles, knees,
chest, shoulders, and then we swam out
to a jetty upon which white-clad models
or investment bankers were drinking a 
pale golden beverage out of slender glasses. They could
have been shooting a commercial for luxurious fabrics
or a sparkling wine from the hills outside Verona.
Treading water, we heard some of their conversation,
relieved to discover that despite their elegance
and apparent wealth these lovely, subtly tanned people
were either witless sycophants or sex addicts. It was getting cold,
so we stroked back to the boardwalk where some artistes were
plying their trade. A little juggling, some Simon and Garfunkel on a
blind dude’s accordion. Crusty sea critters & fries from a stand nearby.
Later that evening we allowed ourselves to be swallowed up
by a large party near the bon fires. The light danced off
people’s reddish faces. Do you remember what you said as the
embers cooled? Must have been six, seven in the morning,
the sky bruised and abraded in tattered pinks and clotted charcoal
like back stage at the ballet, colors but no dancers as if painted by Degas.
I knew then that nothing we’d seen and done had made you want
to change your life. I think that’s what you said. You almost cried.
Then laughed. Maybe next year we should try somewhere else? 


  1. Ah HA....the beach photo makes great sense. You're both pretty interesting, yourselves. Happy New Year.

  2. Thank you so much, Colleen. Ken and I really appreciate it.


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