I'll skip the boring historical stuff. At 80 years old it is a pain to recite all that. I did obtain a degree from the University of Illinois, served in two branches of the U.S. military and had a fairly thorough training in drawing and art. I also had some considerable business experience.
My paintings are not meant to convey some deep message that I feel the world should share. They are just an interpretation of what I see, a celebration of the wonderful life and world God has given all of us. I try to choose subjects and create paintings that allow you to lose yourself in them and want to return to them many times. If I achieve that, your mind will generate your own interpretation and the painting will have a message, but it will be your message, not mine.
As for style, I see things fairly realistically, but my paintings stop short of showing precise detail. They are a blend of realisim and impressionisim using transparent watercolors.
I hope that my paintings bring you some moments of peace and pleasure. I also hope you will view my web site, www.kenmarsden.com.