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In 2002, Ken Roth was Awarded “Best Emerging Artist” by Art and Antiques at the Carmel Festival of Art. He has certainly lived up to that award. His paintings are filled with rich color and light on the landscape and figure. Roth developed a love of the outdoors and seeks to capture nature’s harmonies in his paintings. For Ken nature is a point of departure and inspiration. It’s the impression that counts, and Roth’s vision unfolds in a number of ways. Some of his landscapes are recognizable renditions of Central Oregon monuments. Others only hint at their origins with a swirl of abstract color and light. The artist concentrates on “the life of the paint.” His main concern is the formal presentation of the paintings whether they are abstract or representational.
Ken has studied under Spanish master Sebastian Capella, whose painting theories have had a profound influence on Roth’s work. Capella’s encouragement to simplify a painting and to seek the most fundamental shape, value and color organization has strengthened Ken’s approach to design. Roth has also studied with Russian impressionist Ovanes Berberian and American painter Scott Christensen.