Ken Wilson captures the details of his subject matter with stunning detail in both oil and graphite pencil.

Introduction

Hello! Thanks for visiting my website. My name is Ken Wilson and I am an artist residing in Saratoga Springs, NY.. I create fresh, vibrant, detailed oil paintings and pencil drawings that capture the essence of my subject matter.

My Work

Whether you're looking for a simple portrait of your horse, pet or loved one, or maybe a panoramic landscape piece, I would love to work with you! I am happy to connect with you to help you find the perfect piece of art for your home or workplace.

Feel free to look through my portfolio for a sample of my work. If you have any questions, please contact me.


Approach

Hello, my name is Ken Wilson and I am an artist living and working in Saratoga Springs, New York

I think of my work as a dichotomy of dynamic, contrasting styles. The heart-pounding power, athleticism and grace captured in my thoroughbreds compliments the sedate, peaceful and sublime feelings evoked by my landscapes.

A client recently gave the ultimate compliment: She stated that she could almost "hear the bits rattling in the horses' mouths and their hooves thundering toward the finish line." My mission? Accomplished!

Another aspect of my personality that comes to fore in my work is my meticulous attention to detail. I strive to achieve near-perfection in the delicate waltz between movement, light and shadow. Notice the fluidity through many transitions from the darkest to the highest highlights in all of my work.This is achieved by creating a monochrome under-painting, which maps out where the gradations of light and shadows are to appear. I work from dark-to-light, refining subtleties along the way to the finished piece.

I have always been fascinated and influenced by the works of the Old Masters, as well as the landscape artists of the Hudson River School. I think that is evident in my work.

I strive for my work to captivate, inspire and awe, creating an indelible emotional impression upon the viewer


Ken Wilson, American Artist


Ken has artwork in private collections with clients on the east coast as well as Australia.

Recent honors include:

  • Selection as the commissioned artist to provide the signature piece, a painting of Seattle Slew, for the Captain Youth and Family Services 2015 Unbridled Affair Gala, Saratoga Springs, New York
  • 2015 selection into the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Center's juried show entitled "Realism vs Abstractism", running through October, 2015 at the Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls, New York
  • Feature artist for July and August 2015 at the Saunders Gallery of Fine Art, Glens Falls, NY

Ken currently has works displayed at Bravo Restaurant and Steak House in Saratoga Springs, New York as well as the Fayette Gallery and Solaris Gallery, Lexington, KY.