Waine lived in
Santa Barbara, California
until age 10 when his fatherís medical practice required a move to
Massachusetts. Ken was exposed to the
arts through his parentsí associations with recognized artists and
musicians. As a teenager,
Ken excelled in all sports and wanted a professional sports career, but
not until music lessons were finished.
When attending private schools, Ken focused on sketching
and creating inventions rather than studying assignments.
Later studies at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts using oils,
watercolor, charcoal, drawing, anatomy and sculpture gave Ken a broad
appreciation for all art forms. Further
formal art training was acquired at Vesper George School of Commercial
He interned with an
architectural firm in
to gain more experience, and painted with Robert F. Morey, U.S.
Massachusetts, artist and designer of the official U.S. Marshall seal.
Ken designed, drew plans and constructed his own home in
Scottsdale, Arizona, where he owned an excavating business. Living in coastal areas of
Florida, Ken and his wife have owned boats and lived onboard, offering luxury
cruises aboard ďLatigoĒ their 60 foot motor yacht.
As a yacht captain, Ken cruised extensively to the islands of the
east and west coasts. Visiting
inspired nautical subjects in his collection. Ken and his wife settled
in Palm Coast in 2004 relocating the yacht charter business from the
realist painting is Kenís preferred form of expression.
He has a thorough understanding of three-point perspective,
essential to creating an accurate and visually appealing piece of art.
The sea is a major influence in his work, which conveys a sense
of motion. Mood is
established in his skies. Ken
concentrates on using subdued earth tones contrasting light against dark
to bring out his subject. Achieving
depth of field, with a flow of an entrance and an exit to a painting is
apparent in his work.
is now Kenís preferred medium. It
is one of the oldest, most versatile and durable methods of painting
used as early as the 15th century.
The medium has a clean, matte finish which dries rapidly and
allows additional thin layers to be applied if needed to achieve
are long-lasting and do not change with age.
Ken enjoys the challenge of working with tempera, a difficult
medium, to achieve satisfying results.
all forms of fine art, he favors painting marine art, seascapes, landscapes and
portraits. There is
recognizable consistence in Kenís painting style.
Viewers can easily situate themselves in the inviting places Ken
American Society of Marine Artists