Ken Stanton – Aviation Artist
Ken is an Associate of the Guild of Aviation Artists and a Member of the Guild of Motoring Artists. He paints in acrylic on canvas board or draws in pencil on cartridge paper.
He has just completed a commission for a client in Hong Kong (24” wide by 14” high) – an acrylic painting on canvas board. It depicted an ‘attack’ by Royal Air Force Spitfires on a Pirate Junk off Kowloon. The Aircraft were based at Kai Tak airfield in Hong Kong.
Ken is a Chartered Engineer who retired from the Ford Motor Company after forty productive and fulfilling years.
From 1965 to 1970 he trained as a Vehicle Body Layout Draftsman and it was during that time that he began to appreciate art. Visits to all the London Art galleries formed part of his extensive drafting training.
Although his subjects are predominantly aviation related and mainly reflect the mechanical world, he has also tried his hand at landscapes and has completed a single portrait (albeit of a horse).
Ken has exhibited around Essex, in Southwark and, for the last five years, at the Mall Galleries in London with the Guild of Aviation Artists http://www.gava.org.uk
You can see more of Ken’s work at kenstantonart.com