Ken Rasmussen



KEN RASMUSSEN – ARTIST STATEMENT

Ken Rasmussen grew up in Broome, Marble Bar and other Western Australian country towns, before continuing his education at Scotch College and the University of Western Australia (B.A Lit. and one year at law school.) He subsequently completed a B.A. in Fine Arts at W.A.I.T. (now Curtin University), majoring in painting. Since graduation he has painted professionally, gaining a reputation for drawing, watercolour and oil painting skills which place him in the front rank of realist-impressionist painters working today.

He is represented in many public and private collections in Australia and overseas.

Ken captures the alluring beauty of the South-West vineyards, rivers and coast.

Formal Qualifications

1982 Graduated B.A. (Lit) U.W.A
1983 Graduated B.A. (Fine Art) W.A.I.T. (now Curtin University), majoring in painting.

Exhibitions & Prizes

1986 Solo exhibition, Old Cheese Factory Gallery, Balingup.
1987 Solo exhibition, Ric’s Gallery, Dalkeith.
1987 Solo exhibition, Old Cheese Factory Gallery, Balingup.
1987 Solo exhibition, Stockman’s Hall of Fame, W.A Branch, Claremont.
1988 Solo travelling exhibition by invitation, Bicentennial Goldfields Trek, Perth to Kalgoorlie.
1989 One man show, artist’s studios, West Perth.
1990 Group exhibition, Bougainvillea Festival, Darwin.
1990 “Pearling Luggers and Bush Camps” solo exhibition, artists’ studio, West Perth.
1991 Solo exhibition by invitation, Shinju Matsuri Pearl Festival guest artist, Broome.
1992-93 Numerous group exhibitions.
1993 Winner, Woolstores Acquisitive Art Award for oil painting, Fremantle. Runner up, Woolstores Acquisitive Art Award for works on paper.
1993 Invited artist, group exhibitions, “Equus – the Horse in Art” – Perth Equestrian Centre.
1994 Invited artist, illustrations for book “Songs of the Possum” and associated auction of art works, Burswood.
1994 Invited artist, group exhibition, Shinju Matsuri Pearl Festival, Broome.
1994 Solo exhibition – by invitation, A Shed Fremantle.
1995 Solo exhibition – “North and South”, A Shed Fremantle.
1996 Group exhibition, Tatersalls invitation Landscape Painting Award, Brisbane.
1996 Solo exhibition, “Rare Pearls – invited artist Pearlfishers’ Gallery, Shinju Matsuri Festival, Broome.
1996 Solo exhibition “Summer Breezes”, Katsui Studio, Claremont.
1999 Solo exhibition, Framed Gallery, Darwin.
1999 Solo exhibition, McKenzie Gallery, Claremont.
2000 Solo exhibition, McKenzie Gallery, Claremont.
2000-01 Eight months painting in Europe, mostly France and Italy.

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Title : Wine and Wrens

Artist : Ken Rasmussen

Medium : Oil on board

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Title : Margaret River Summer

Artist : Ken Rasmussen

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Size : 0.69m x 0.83m Framed

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Title : Looking upstream to the town bridge

Artist : Ken Rasmussen

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Size : 1.18m x 1.18m

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Title : Water lilies and Wine

Artist : Ken Rasmussen

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Size : 0.69m x 0.82m

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Title : Moon, Wine and Wrens

Artist : Ken Rasmussen

Medium : Oil on board

Size : 0.76m x 0.60m Framed

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Title : Team Sports

Artist : Ken Rasmussen

Medium : Oil on canvas

Size : 1.3m x 1.04m Framed

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Title : Time For

Artist : Ken Rasmussen

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Size : 1.3m x 1.04m Framed

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Title : The M/River waterlilly pond

Artist : Ken Rasmussen

Medium : Oil

Size : 1.38m x 1.08m Framed

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Title : The beach near M/River

Artist : Ken Rasmussen

Medium : Oil on board

Size : 0.75m x 0.61m Framed

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Title : Dawn Picking

Artist : Ken Rasmussen

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Size : 0.68m x 0.57m Framed

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Title : Bussell Hwy & Geographe plain

Artist : Ken Rasmussen

Medium : Oil on Board

Size : 1.05m x 0.87m Framed

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Title : Beneath the M/River Bridge

Artist : Ken Rasmussen

Medium : Oil on Canvas

Size : 1.16m x 1.17m Framed

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