Ken Duffin

On the Range

watercolor 3x6

Ken Duffin has been a professional artist. For many years he was a freelance artist 
with his studio in San Francisco working on advertising accounts. Later he moved 
to Seattle to become a Boeing artist. Here he painted airplanes in flight as well as 
promotional illustrations. After leaving Boeing, he again became a 
freelance artist , this time in Seattle and specializing in architectural 
illustration. These many years of fast-pace production, meeting 
deadlines and other demands developed skill and discipline which he 
now finds useful in his most recent direction. 

In his remaining years here in Eastern Washington, he now paints, 
released from the demands of commercial art. He loves the outdoors 
with sunlight and shadows, fog, rain and all the elements, trees and 
fields and mountains and lakes and rivers, almost anything from nature. 
His home now is the Northwest where he has lived for 40 years and 
where nature abounds. Trips to the mountains and beaches provide 
him with an abundant supply of material for his paintings. He 
occasionally travels to other parts of the country, and abroad to gather 
material to paint. 

Ken is a life member and past president of the Puget Sound Group of 
Northwest Painters, a 85 year old organization that has had many of 
Northwest's finest painters as members. 
He was a founding member of the 'San Francisco Society of 
Illustrators' and a contributing member of the US Air Force 
Documentary Art Program, again paintings are donated 
documenting experiences had while visiting Air Force Bases around 
the world. He is also a member of 'Oil Painters of America' and a 
signature member of the 'Northwest Watercolor Society'.