Telling a story through painting

Calming at Days End: A secluded panorama, draped in folds of weathering twilight a concealed recluse. Artist Ken Strong
Calming at Days End: A secluded panorama, draped in folds of weathering twilight a concealed recluse. Artist Ken Strong

Ken Strong believes that painting is really about telling a story. 

“A story being told with a medium and an image combining together to produce a result to stimulate the senses,” he said.

Ken’s been painting for more than 35 years and has a strong following nationally and internationally, painting exclusively using the oil medium. 

He’s participated in more than 56 exhibitions, including 31 solo, and has been a regular contributor to Australian and international artist magazines.  

And now he’s bringing his exhibition to Gloucester.

Ken exhibit “Spectacle of the Harbour” runs from Thursday, January 4 until Sunday, January 28 at Gloucester Gallery on Denison Street; with the opening on Saturday, January 6 from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.

“I have been painting Sydney Harbour and surrounds for more than 30 years and it never ceases to inspire,” he said. “From the impact on the grand scale to the hidden spaces buried in small inlets and coves, every turn provides another opportunity.”

His impressionist style gives him the opportunity to embellish features and he’s always looking for different approaches to creation the desired affect.

Summer fun

Gloucester Gallery is holding workshops for children. “Great Night Art” with Christine Ball will be on Tuesday, January 23, visit Facebook for details. Photography workshops are also planned, register interest at the gallery.