Ken was born, raised, and educated (high school, BS, MA in Printmaking) in Indiana, Pennsylvania, where he still currently resides. He has been an art teacher, (retired) a contractor, (retired) an account, (big mistake) raquetball pro, (not-so-good) an author, (three books) an illustrator, (13 books) a national speaker on the creative and the gifted, (15 years) an antique dealer, (30 years) and now, as always, a full time artist! A studio in the third floor of the family home is where watercolors and drawings evolve. Work time is mostly at night. (all night sometimes if the passion blocks reality and time!)
"I create because the stories in my head won't allow for anything else."
Ken illustrated this children's book written by author, Harlan E. Wittkopf. It tells a story about Alphie, the Alphabet Cone (Conus spurius), a shell usually cream to white in color that features rows of irregular orange. light-, or dark-brown spots. The "spots" form shapes similar to the letters of the alphabet. Alphie finds shells that have common names beginning with the letters of the alphabet, a-z.
|Alphie Finds the Alphabet|
Signed book from both the author and illustrator