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Ken Ahlering - Fine Artist

Ken Ahlering

Hampton, NJ - United States

 
 
 

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Ken Ahlering

Hampton, NJ - United States

Ken Ahlering - Fine Artist

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About Ken Ahlering

I'm Ken Ahlering and I paint realistic Images of America in oil..Mostly self-taught, I have been painting for over 60 years..Early on I became interested in fine art, always attracted to realistic drawings and oil paintings. I have never seemed to figure out what the 'new' fads were all about, but respected the Old Masters, with their long tradition of knowledge, skills and effort. Their beautiful use of color, composition and light were what I wanted to emulate. I looked at paintings by the Dutch Landscape artists, the Hudson River School, American Western Artists.and the like for inspiration.Several neighbors,early teachers, and other influencers..names long since forgotten ...exposed me to the beauty of these works of art. I would never tire of looking at the great paintings of our past masters..American and European alike, but especially American.

I was was given a set of oil paints by my cousin Vivian, who thought perhaps that I could make better use of them. My first attempts; a Chevrolet auto, a local church and a portrait of an old man are long gone, but I can still picture them and remember the struggles to produce them.

But as things worked out, my interest in art had to take a backseat to the realities of everyday life. However behind it all, there still remained a love of fine art, fine paintings and the beauty of our American scene. From time to time I would take a night course in painting and try to sharpen my skills. Some teachers were helpful, some not, but I kept trying. I made paintings for gifts, and for my own personal pleasure. In the last 10-15 years however, I have found much more time to paint and have made a new beginning. When my pal Betty helped me discover that people were willing to pay for my paintings, I got a new sense of satisfaction that is hard to describe. Lately my life has become somewhat like a reality TV show..you know the type with the never ending deadlines..and happy tension..Shows and commisions, gallery demands and seasonal changes...all keep me hopping..

I really enjoy meeting the interesting people who love realistic fine arts, other fine artists, collectors and Gallery owners. I am thrilled by the fact that I am learning all the time..every painting. I want to improve on my style..painterly as I call it. Each painting is a reflection of my feelings, or what I prefer to be feeling: peaceful, serene and American..It is easy to see my sucesses and failures in a work, and you know if I made a mistake..no sloppy 'impressionistic' work for me....I try to portray images that remind people of a place and time they can remember...I want my paintings to quiet a room, start a conversation and become family treasures for the future...Sort of 'Oh this painting always hung in grandma's house' and perhaps create a friendly tussle over ownership.. ....' I specialize in American landscapes, seascapes, especially the Jersey shore and skiscapes of my favorite ski areas in Vermont..

My paintings are scattering around the country, overseas and recently The State Department commisioned a painting for the emabassy in Uzebeckistan..I am a member of the Art at the Embassies program of the US State department, The Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester Vermont, The American Society of Marine Artists, and Oil Painters of America. I guess my art is not silly enough to win jury awards, but we win the important and satisfying ones like 'peoples choice'

If you have a favorite photo of a landscape, seascape or ski scene you would like to see as a painting contact me at gmieken@earthlink.net and we can work out a deal...But in any event I hope you enjoy my work..

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West River Bromley View by Ken Ahlering
 

West River Bromley View by Ken Ahlering

Grandpa's farm by Ken Ahlering
 

Grandpa's farm by Ken Ahlering

And So It Begins by Ken Ahlering
 

And So It Begins by Ken Ahlering

Falling Water by Ken Ahlering
 

Falling Water by Ken Ahlering

Fly Me To The Moon by Ken Ahlering
 

Fly Me To The Moon by Ken Ahlering

Plowed out by Ken Ahlering
 

Plowed out by Ken Ahlering

Summer Morning by Ken Ahlering
 

Summer Morning by Ken Ahlering

Columbia Trail by Ken Ahlering
 

Columbia Trail by Ken Ahlering

Galaxy by Ken Ahlering
 

Galaxy by Ken Ahlering

Push Over by Ken Ahlering
 

Push Over by Ken Ahlering

Stratton Intersection by Ken Ahlering
 

Stratton Intersection by Ken Ahlering

Forsythe wildlife by Ken Ahlering
 

Forsythe wildlife by Ken Ahlering

Rob's Run by Ken Ahlering
 

Rob's Run by Ken Ahlering

Ke'e Beach Kauai by Ken Ahlering
 

Ke'e Beach Kauai by Ken Ahlering

New Jersey Dune Walk by Ken Ahlering
 

New Jersey Dune Walk by Ken Ahlering

Bookin by Ken Ahlering
 

Bookin by Ken Ahlering

Bondville Vista by Ken Ahlering
 

Bondville Vista by Ken Ahlering

Acadia Moon by Ken Ahlering
 

Acadia Moon by Ken Ahlering

Dusting by Ken Ahlering
 

Dusting by Ken Ahlering

Peaceful Beach by Ken Ahlering
 

Peaceful Beach by Ken Ahlering

Heading Home by Ken Ahlering
 

Heading Home by Ken Ahlering

Black Bear Ski Trail by Ken Ahlering
 

Black Bear Ski Trail by Ken Ahlering

Old Skiis by Ken Ahlering
 

Old Skiis by Ken Ahlering

Fall Road by Ken Ahlering
 

Fall Road by Ken Ahlering

Night Blues by Ken Ahlering
 

Night Blues by Ken Ahlering

Seagrass by Ken Ahlering
 

Seagrass by Ken Ahlering

Moonwalk by Ken Ahlering
 

Moonwalk by Ken Ahlering

Sunny Side by Ken Ahlering
 

Sunny Side by Ken Ahlering

Pikes Falls by Ken Ahlering
 

Pikes Falls by Ken Ahlering

Wavecrest by Ken Ahlering
 

Wavecrest by Ken Ahlering

Mount Katahdin by Ken Ahlering
 

Mount Katahdin by Ken Ahlering

Aurora Borealis by Ken Ahlering
 

Aurora Borealis by Ken Ahlering

Winter backroad by Ken Ahlering
 

Winter backroad by Ken Ahlering

Gonna Snow again by Ken Ahlering
 

Gonna Snow again by Ken Ahlering

Gale meadow pond autumn by Ken Ahlering
 

Gale meadow pond autumn by Ken Ahlering

Grotto by Ken Ahlering
 

Grotto by Ken Ahlering

Bromley View by Ken Ahlering
 

Bromley View by Ken Ahlering

Moonlight in Vermont by Ken Ahlering
 

Moonlight in Vermont by Ken Ahlering

Stratton Clouds by Ken Ahlering
 

Stratton Clouds by Ken Ahlering

Bromley View by Ken Ahlering
 

Bromley View by Ken Ahlering

Spirit of Ocean Grove by Ken Ahlering
 

Spirit of Ocean Grove by Ken Ahlering

Flurries by Ken Ahlering
 

Flurries by Ken Ahlering

North Captiva Sunset by Ken Ahlering
 

North Captiva Sunset by Ken Ahlering

Old And New by Ken Ahlering
 

Old And New by Ken Ahlering

Gale Meadow Pond by Ken Ahlering
 

Gale Meadow Pond by Ken Ahlering

Each Bend In The Road by Ken Ahlering
 

Each Bend In The Road by Ken Ahlering

Heading Home by Ken Ahlering
 

Heading Home by Ken Ahlering

Stratton Vermont ski trail by Ken Ahlering
 

Stratton Vermont ski trail by Ken Ahlering

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