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Artist Ken Pledger


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Biography


Born near Akron, Ohio, Ken’s interest in art emerged as a young boy sketching in pencil drawings that evolved into studying art at the Studios of Jack  Richard in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  While studying five years of fine art with Richard, Ken also received a degree in illustration from Cooper School of Art.  Summer studies took him to Madison, CT where he studied and worked under Robert Brackman with emphasis in pastels and painting the figure.  A move to Colorado exposed Ken to a host of landscape painters on the Front Range of Colorado. He participated in workshops with several artists with a wide range of styles, such as Albert Handell, Jim Wilcox, Howard Carr, Lynn Chmiel,  and Richard Schmid.  Ken developed an interest in painting western landscapes, specifically  plein air painting in the Rocky Mountains where he continues to find the subject matter for many of his plein air paintings today.  Ken’s latest interest is towards the impressionistic style and his aim is to weave more of an emotional content thru his paintings.    
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