Ken Gillespie



Ken Gillespie
Ornamental Gardens, 2012
acrylic on canvas
12" x 16"
Value: $850
Donated by the Artist
(painted as part of the 2012 Penticton en Plein Air)



Artist Statement

“My artwork is about color, shape, and texture, but above all an expression of beauty. Subject becoming irrelevant, each painting having a life of it’s own, each stroke leading to the next. It is more to me about the connection of body and spirit to canvas, over mind to canvas.”

Ken Gillespie was born in Vancouver in 1948 and spent most of his life in Calgary until moving to the Okanagan in 2000. He currently works out of his studio in Peachland, B.C. He has been a full time professional artist for many years and is a senior signature member (S.F.C.A) of the Federation of Canadian Artists.


Ken has done many solo shows (including sell-outs) in top Canadian galleries. His works are held world wide in private and public collections. Ken’s artwork has been in many publications including International Artists magazine in their Master Painters of the World section.