Ken Bachman

Joined Artfinder: Jan. 2020

Artworks for sale: 28

United States

About Ken Bachman

 
 
  • Biography
    I grew up in Northern Virginia and Paris France and have traveled extensively throughout my life. My love of art began at an early age in Paris with frequent trips to the Louvre. Since then I have always found great satisfaction in creating paintings. These experiences influence my painting choices of landscapes, portraits and figures, as well as flora and fauna that evoke memories and energize me. The landscapes that intrigue me are not the standard views, but ones unique to each location that I believe will appeal to others as they do to me. I look for unusual and interesting perspectives in composing my scenes. I also enjoy painting figures and fauna that show their character and personality in their features. I allow the atmosphere of each setting to dictate my composition and how I paint. Each scene inspires me differently and generates a different response. I am drawn to scenes where the play of light and shadow in their colors illuminates the specific moment and creates a special beauty and interest. This often comes for me when there is a strong contrast of shadow and bright, such as natural light at the end of a tunnel, or sunlight striking one side of a person. I enjoy scenes where man-made structures add their own beauty and enhance our appreciation for the beauty of the natural world that surrounds them. Structures that show their age and imperfections frequently inspire my compositions. This applies to my portraits as well where personality and character are often enhanced and revealed with age. I seek out subjects that are new to me to paint to keep my paintings fresh and different. My paintings have a painterly style, with a delicate touch, sometimes with muted tones, other times much more vibrant, and usually with a calm and pleasing mood. I have been a lawyer with an international law practice for over 40 years, but always found some time to paint. Now I have been concentrating on oil painting for the past 6 years and have completed the three year Master Artist Program of the Compass Atelier. Many of my paintings are landscapes from my international and U.S. travel and believe they will appeal to clients of Artfinder.
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  • Education

    2014 - 2016

    Compass Atelier

  • Awards

    2020

    Excellent

    Arts Club of Washington juried members exhibit

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    2019

    First Place

    Woman's Club of Chevy Chase

    2018

    First Place

    Friendship Heights Juried Show

    2018

    First Place

    Waterford Fine Art Exhibition

    2018

    Best in Show

    Hill Center Galleries juried show

    2017

    Best in Show

    Olney Art Association juried show
  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming events

    Event: Regional Juried Exhibition

    Dates: Feb. 5, 2020 - April 18, 2020

    Venue: Hill Center Galleries at the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, DC

    Diverse art works from regional artists selected by the juror.

    Event: Home

    Dates: Jan. 11, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020

    Venue: Strathmore Art Center Mansion, Bethesda Maryland

    Exhibition of art work with a thene if "home".

    Event: MAA member exhibit

    Dates: Jan. 10, 2020 - April 10, 2020

    Venue: Oasis Gallery, Bethesda Maryland

    diverse works by members of the Montgomery Art Association

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    Previous events

    Event: Exhibit of member art works

    Dates: Jan. 8, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2020

    Venue: Arts Club Of Washington, Washington, DC

    Diverse art works of Arts Club members.

    Event: Exhibition of the GFAA

    Dates: Jan. 8, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2020

    Venue: Maryland House of Delegates, Annapolis Maryland

    Diverse works by members of the GFAA

    Event: January Exhibition

    Dates: Jan. 8, 2020 - Feb. 1, 2020

    Venue: Art League Gallery, Alexandria Virginia

    Exhibition of member works selected by the juror.

Links


Education

2014 - 2016

Compass Atelier


Awards

2020

Excellent

Arts Club of Washington juried members exhibit

Show more awardsHide

2019

First Place

Woman's Club of Chevy Chase

2018

First Place

Friendship Heights Juried Show

2018

First Place

Waterford Fine Art Exhibition

2018

Best in Show

Hill Center Galleries juried show

2017

Best in Show

Olney Art Association juried show

Upcoming events

Event: Regional Juried Exhibition

Dates: Feb. 5, 2020 - April 18, 2020

Venue: Hill Center Galleries at the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, DC

Diverse art works from regional artists selected by the juror.

Event: Home

Dates: Jan. 11, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020

Venue: Strathmore Art Center Mansion, Bethesda Maryland

Exhibition of art work with a thene if "home".

Event: MAA member exhibit

Dates: Jan. 10, 2020 - April 10, 2020

Venue: Oasis Gallery, Bethesda Maryland

diverse works by members of the Montgomery Art Association

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Exhibit of member art works

Dates: Jan. 8, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2020

Venue: Arts Club Of Washington, Washington, DC

Diverse art works of Arts Club members.

Event: Exhibition of the GFAA

Dates: Jan. 8, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2020

Venue: Maryland House of Delegates, Annapolis Maryland

Diverse works by members of the GFAA

Event: January Exhibition

Dates: Jan. 8, 2020 - Feb. 1, 2020

Venue: Art League Gallery, Alexandria Virginia

Exhibition of member works selected by the juror.


 

Biography

I grew up in Northern Virginia and Paris France and have traveled extensively throughout my life. My love of art began at an early age in Paris with frequent trips to the Louvre. Since then I have always found great satisfaction in creating paintings. These experiences influence my painting choices of landscapes, portraits and figures, as well as flora and fauna that evoke memories and energize me. The landscapes that intrigue me are not the standard views, but ones unique to each location that I believe will appeal to others as they do to me. I look for unusual and interesting perspectives in composing my scenes. I also enjoy painting figures and fauna that show their character and personality in their features. I allow the atmosphere of each setting to dictate my composition and how I paint. Each scene inspires me differently and generates a different response. I am drawn to scenes where the play of light and shadow in their colors illuminates the specific moment and creates a special beauty and interest. This often comes for me when there is a strong contrast of shadow and bright, such as natural light at the end of a tunnel, or sunlight striking one side of a person. I enjoy scenes where man-made structures add their own beauty and enhance our appreciation for the beauty of the natural world that surrounds them. Structures that show their age and imperfections frequently inspire my compositions. This applies to my portraits as well where personality and character are often enhanced and revealed with age. I seek out subjects that are new to me to paint to keep my paintings fresh and different. My paintings have a painterly style, with a delicate touch, sometimes with muted tones, other times much more vibrant, and usually with a calm and pleasing mood. I have been a lawyer with an international law practice for over 40 years, but always found some time to paint. Now I have been concentrating on oil painting for the past 6 years and have completed the three year Master Artist Program of the Compass Atelier. Many of my paintings are landscapes from my international and U.S. travel and believe they will appeal to clients of Artfinder.
 
 
 
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