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Representation

Arden's Gallery , Houston, Texas
Breckenridge Gallery, Breckenridge, CO
Hunt Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY
Renjeau Gallery, Natick MA
Saks Galleries, Denver
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Collections

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Coopers and Lybrand

Hewlett Packard                        

Kaiser-Permanente                    

Ritz Hotel, Denver

Four Seasons Hotel, Denver

St. Anthony's Hospital, Denver

Panhandle Eastern                   

National Dairy Board                

Grubb and Ellis, Denver

Marriott Hotels

Holland America Cruise Line

Stanford Cancer Center, Palo Alto

Tufts New England Medical Center

Pinnacol
Denver Hospice, CO 

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Gaylord Rockies Resort & Conference

    Center Aurora, CO

Vail Mountain Club, Vail, CO

Yampa Valley Medical Ctr, Steamboat Springs, CO

Vectra Bank, CO

Blue Shield

Hitachi

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Glenmoor Country Club, Denver

Project Energy

St. John’s Mercy Medical Center,

    Creve Coeur, MO

Rose Medical Center, Parker, CO

Spectrum Health Butterworth

    Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI

Magnet Bank, Atlanta

Ford, Harrison Law, Atlanta

Lowry Medical Center, Denver

Town and Country Hospital, Houston

Jones and Keller, Denver

Raychem

Birch Hill Investment Advisors, Boston

Avista Hospital, CO

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Interviews and Articles

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Thrill, An Artist's Perspective on Painting Landscapes, April 2020 

Denver Life Magazine, March 2019

Artists on Art, May - June 2017

Southwest Art Magazine Show Preview Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM, May 2015
By Gussie Fauntleroy

"I want to pass on this very nice magazine piece for May 2012. Thank you SW Art Magazine and writer Gussie Fauntleroy for really 'getting it.'

Q&A Black Tie Colorado interview with Ken Elliott, January 2008

Videos:
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Ken Elliott Artist’s Statement
 

From an early age, I’ve been fortunate to have seen remarkably good works of art and met some of the best painters in the field. My friendships with Wolf Kahn and Forrest Moses along with Wolf’s master classes have been invaluable.”

 

Gussie Fauntleroy in a review for Southwest Art Magazine:

There is paradox in Ken Elliott’s landscapes: They pulse with powerful color, and yet collectors speak of his paintings as exuding a sense of calm. They contain choreographed rhythm and order, even within the seeming disorder of winter trees along a creek. “I’m trying to give the paintings muscle, poetry, power, and gentleness. I’m screaming—but in a civilized way,” the artist jokes.

 

Ken’s involvement in the art business has now spanned over 40 years. He began as a picture framer in Houston, then worked alongside an art restorer, became an art dealer, and about 30 years ago, began to draw and paint. He has worked in a variety of media over the years and is now working primarily in oil and pastel. His artworks are in thousands of collections including large commissioned works in prestigious private and public collections.

 

He is a colorist foremost, and is attracted to the landscape with its rich store of ideas and inspiration.

Ken writes:
“I am compelled to work from the trees, skies, lakes and streams in their endless variations. I don’t try to recreate nature (even Monet said he never got it right) or attempt storytelling. Instead, the works are simplifications and exaggerations of nature. There was a time when I felt the tyranny of the landscape. That is, I felt limited by making pictures of a place. Now, instead of attempting representations of a scene, I am free to make paintings that are far more reliant on the strategies of making fine art.

Fortunately, I’ve learned that what some would call mistakes are part of the creative process. So, I try to begin boldly, not worrying about missteps and exaggerating nature. During the process, I allow my vision and the inevitable ‘flaws’ to become a part of the emerging image. Some will be eliminated and the more delicious ones are incorporated into the painting as unintended surprises.

 

Painting is not a linear, start to finish process for me. I typically have a number of paintings and pastels in progress in the studio. I welcome interruptions and they become part of the process. If the phone rings, I’ll turn my back to the easel to look at other paintings or gaze out the window. Sometimes the very solution I’m seeking is found that way. All the paintings and different views feed each other, offering solutions and more problems. Those paintings that make it out the door have come to a good but sometimes torturous conclusion.

 

In my works, all of nature is altered, perfected and abstracted. When I run out of variations to an idea, I’ll go back to nature where all the inspirations and colors for a lifetime are always waiting.”

Selected Exhibitions

2020 Group Show, Saks Galleries, Denver, CO

2019 Group Show, Saks Galleries, Denver, CO
2019 Group Show, Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2018 Group Show, Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2018 Group Show, Hand-Pulled: Mark Lunning's Open Press
         PACE Center, Parker, CO
2017 Colorado Showcase, PACE Center Art Gallery, Parker, CO
2017 Governor's Art Show, Loveland Museum and Gallery, CO
2017 Group Show with the Expand Artists: Arapahoe Community College
        Art and Design Center, CO
2016 Group Show, Art Gym, Denver, CO
2016 Group Show, Arden's Gallery River Oaks, Houston, TX
2016 One Person Show, Mirada Fine Art Gallery, Indian Hills, CO
2016 Group Show, Cherry Creek Fine Art, Denver, CO
2015 One Person Show, Arden's Gallery River Oaks, Houston, TX
2015 Group Show with the Expand Artists: Lone Tree Arts Center, CO
2015 Two-person Show with Kim English, Total Arts, Taos, New Mexico
2015 Group Show, Arden's Gallery River Oaks, Houston, TX
2015 One person Retrospective Exhibition, PACE Center, Parker, CO
2015 Group Show, "Here to There" Denver International Airport, CO
2013 Group Show, Open Press 25th Anniversary Exhibit. "A Celebration of
        Tradition and Experimentation of the Fine Art Print,"
        McNichols Civic Center, Denver, CO
2013 Two-person Show with Casey Klahn,
        Madden Museum of Fine Art, Denver, CO
2013 Group Show, Group show at aBuzz Gallery, Aug 2013
2012 Group Show, Madden Museum of Fine Art, Denver, CO
2012 Group Show, Total Arts, Taos, New Mexico
2011 Group Show, Total Arts, Taos, New Mexico
2011 Group Show, Madden Museum of Fine Art, Denver, CO
2011 Group Show, "Decade," Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY
2011 Group Show, "Exploring Abstraction," Michele Mosko Fine Arts, Denver, CO  
2010 Group Show, Total Arts, Taos, New Mexico
2010 Group Show, Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY
2010 Two-man Show, Total Arts, Taos, New Mexico
2009 Group Show, Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY
2008 One-man Show, Arden's Gallery, Houston, TX
2008 Group Show, Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY
2008 One-man Show, Framed Image, Denver, CO
2007 Group Show, Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY
2006 One-man Show, ZYT Gallery, Los Altos, CA
2006 One-man Show, Arden's Gallery, Houston, TX
2005 One-man Show, Arden's Gallery, Houston, TX
2005 Two-person Show, Open Press Ltd, Monotypes, Denver, CO
2004 Group Show, Open Press 15 Year Retrospective,
         Colorado Springs Contemporary Arts Center, CO
2004 One-man Show, New Monotypes, Arden's Gallery, Houston, TX
2004 Group Show, Millsap Moore Gallery, Evergreen, CO
2004 One-man Show, Arden's Gallery, Houston, TX
2003 Group Show, Colorado Painting, Grant Street Studios, Denver, CO
2003 Group Show, ZYT Gallery, CA 2003 Group show,
         Grant Street Studios, Denver, CO 
2002 One-man Show, Arden's Gallery, Houston, TX
2001 Group show, American Landscape Paintings, Editions Limited
         Oakland, CA
2001 Group show, Joseph Thayer Gallery, Castle Rock, CO
2001 Group show, Colorado Art Open Exhibition, Golden CO
2000 One-man Show, Sharon Park Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1999 One-man Show, Sharon Park Gallery, Palo Alto, CA 
1999 Group Show, Sharon Park Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1996 Group Show, Kismet Gallery, juried by Janet Fish, San Jose, CA
1996 Group Show, I. Wolk Gallery, St. Helena, CA
1995 Group Show, Triton Museum Biennial, Santa Clara, CA
1994 One-man show, 3Com, Palo Alto, CA.
1994 One-man show, Hitachi, Santa Clara, CA
1994 Group show, Pope Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
1993 Group show, Gump's, San Francisco, CA
1993 Group show, Triton Museum Biennial, Santa Clara, CA
1993 Group show, Baker Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA
1993 One-man show, Arden's , Houston, Texas
1993 One-man show, Van Kampen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1992 Group show, Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts Alumni Exhibit,
         Santa Fe, NM
1992 Group show, Joanne Chappell Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
1992 One-man show, St. Francis Foundation Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1991 Group show, Joanne Chappell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1991 Group show, Gallery 30, Burlingame, CA
1990 Group show, Pastel Society of the West Coast, 4th Natl Open,
         Sacramento, CA
1990 One-man show, Burlingame Bank and Trust Co., Burlingame, CA
1989 One-man show, Hewlett Packard Headquarters, Cupertino, CA
1989 One-man show, Coyote Point Museum, San Mateo, CA
1989 Group show, Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, Texas
1988 Group show, Wilhelm Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1988 Group show, Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX 

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