Biography

Ken Faulks Landscape Paintings Ken Faulks Abstract Paintings Ken Faulks Portrait Paintings

About

I've been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil. My Mom tells me that, as a child, I had to draw on every piece of paper available. Even the packaging from shirts etc.

After graduating from high school and thinking about 'careers', I considered such possibilities as becoming a machinist at the Dockyard, a job my Dad had done, or becoming a woodworker or builder of some kind. Ironically, visual art was about the last thing I thought to do. I've been working professionally as a freelance visual artist since 1984, and have lived and worked in both Vancouver and Victoria BC.

Illustration and design projects have included: murals (interior and exterior), logos, illustrated posters, cards, book covers, children's books, cartoon characters, technical drawings, product illustration, and website design.  Illustration & graphic design projects have been done using traditional and/or digital mediums. Traditional mediums have included oil, acrylic, watercolour, airbrush, felt marker, graphite, pen and ink. Digital mediums include: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Corel Painter.

In 1989 I hooked up with a friend of mine, Andy Wooldridge, who had been painting plein air for a handful of months. I went out plein air painting with him and was hooked.

Starting out as a painter, I worked almost exclusively 'en plein air', producing smaller oils on canvas and wood panel. These works were representational. Occasionally, I would take these small plein air pieces into the studio, and translate them into larger works.

In '92 I started producing abstract works. These paintings were influenced by the plein air landscapes I had been painting. During the 90's, subject matter would include landscapes, interiors, figurative, and still life, and the non-representational (abstraction).

Representational paintings have been done using traditional paint media, including: oil, acrylic.  Non-representational paintings have been done using traditional and/or digital paint media, including: oil, acrylic, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Corel Painter.

I've been exhibiting in galleries since 1989, having both group, and solo shows.

Solo Exhibitions

2016        “Ken Faulks - New Works”:  West End Gallery, Victoria, BC

2015        "Ken Faulks - An Exhibition of New Work":  Community Arts Council Gallery, Victoria BC

2014        "Ken Faulks - Looking Forward":  West End Gallery, Edmonton AB

2013        "Ken Faulks - "Paintings of Western Canada": West End Gallery, Edmonton AB

2013        "Ken Faulks - A Breath of Fresh Air": West End Gallery, Victoria BC

2012        "Ken Faulks New Work": Victoria Gallery, Victoria BC

2011        "Bringing Home The Light": Victoria Gallery, Victoria BC

2010        "Ken Faulks": The Old School House Gallery, Qualicum BC

2010        "New Plein Air Works": Victoria Gallery, Victoria BC

2010        "Other Places": Victoria Gallery, Victoria BC

2009        "Going Places": Victoria Gallery, Victoria BC

2002        “Elements”: The Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria BC

1999        Bean Around the World Bistro and Gallery, Victoria BC

1998        Bean Around the World Bistro and Gallery, Victoria BC

1997        “Recent Landscapes”: The Lounge Gallery, St. Johns Church, Victoria BC

1995        "Given Space”: Hidden Space Gallery, Sooke BC

1994        Soho Village Bistro: Victoria BC

Group Exhibitions

2017        “Big Canadian Stuff - Island Illustrators Society”: Coast Collective Art Centre,   Victoria BC

2016        "Al Frescoes of Victoria": Coast Collective Art Centre, Victoria BC

2015        "The mAlfs: Plein Air Gang": Community Arts Council Gallery, Victoria BC

2014        "20th Anniversary Collection": West End Gallery, Victoria BC

2014        "Penticton Plein Air Paint-Out & Exhibition": Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton BC

2014        "Ashcroft Plein Air Paint-Out & Exhibition": Ashcroft BC

2014        "Paint The Peninsula Plein Air Paint-Out & Exhibition": Port Angeles, WA

2013        "Al Frescoes of Victoria": Coast Collective Art Centre, Victoria BC

2012        "Al Frescoes of Victoria": Coast Collective Art Centre, Victoria BC

2011        "Al Frescoes of Victoria": Coast Collective Art Centre, Victoria BC

2011        "Journeys": The Old School House Gallery, Qualicum BC

2009        "Ho Ho" Part 1 & 2: View Art Gallery, Victoria BC

2008        “Out of Plein Air”: Victoria Gallery, Victoria BC

2005        “The Small Christmas Show”: The Avenue Gallery, Victoria BC

2003        “Contrasts”: Caswell Lawrence Fine Art Gallery, Victoria BC

2002        “New Works”: The Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria BC

2002        “Faulks and Mix”: The Goward House Gallery, Victoria BC

2002        “The Painted Landscape”: The Maltwood Gallery, U-Vic, Victoria BC

2002        “Group Show”: The Paprika Bistro and Gallery, Victoria BC

2001        “First Show”: Caswell Lawrence Fine Art Gallery, Victoria BC

2001        “Capturing an Idea”: Bamberton Cement Plant

1998        “Recent Works”: The Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria BC

1997        “Landscapes”: The Hidden Space Gallery, Sooke BC

1996        “Recent Works”: The Michelle Frost Gallery, Victoria BC

1996        “From Sketch to Painted Picture”: The Hidden Space Gallery, Sooke BC

1994        “Ken Faulks / Nick Pearce”: Herald St. Cafe, Victoria BC

1994        “Ken Faulks / Philip Mix”: Winchester Galleries, Victoria BC

1992        “The 2 1/2”: Swans Hotel, Victoria BC

1991        “The 2 1/2”: Sheck Gallery, Chemainus BC

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