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Ken Darling

Ken was born in Michigan and now lives in West Marin. He studied fine arts at The Cooper Union and has exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, the Sun Gallery and Reese Palley Gallery in San Francisco, among others.

"Primarily, I'm a colorist. Color to me is like ka flavor, a spice, a tone. All art, I believe, is nutrition for the senses. Two and three dimensional art is food for the eyes. We all crave it and need it. I try to satisfy some of these cravings with my work.

I don't try to copy reality. The landscape or still life, from which I'm working, is just the reference/stimulation for the process. Form is important in my work, but color is far more important. The shape of a cloud can indicate, among many things, wind conditions or the time of day. The color of that same cloud can communicate a much wider range of moods and conditions . . . Sometimes form almost vanishes in my work. My painting may appear to be just a field of color. The brush stroke then becomes the form."

A selection of Ken's original oil paintings is always on exhibition.
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Bodega Landmark Studio Collection
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17255 Bodega Highway
Bodega, California USA 94922
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