Ken Stetz, Fine Artist - Illustrator - Graphic Designer
Ken Stetz has been working as a fine artist / illustrator since graduating from the Spectrum Institute for the Advertising Arts in 1981 where he majored in Pictorial Illustration.
His work as an illustrator is published in school books, paperback books, children’s books and on the pages of magazines such as Highlights for Children.
As a fine artist his work is exhibited and sold at juried shows and in galleries along the east coast. A number of works have been purchased by organizations such as the
AtlantiCare Healing Arts Project and he has received private and public commissions.
Ken spends a fair amount of time teaching drawing and painting classes, presenting watercolor workshops and giving demonstrations in private studios and at art events.
People describe Ken’s work as an award-winning illustrator of magazines and books for children and young adults. As he has made the transition into fine art, people have still been a favorite subject as can be seen in his self portrait “Morning Storm”, and his depiction of a young woman exploring the Chincoteague Bay in “The Expedition”.
Drawing and painting the ocean has always been a passion for Ken. As an illustrator he has landed many assignments based on his ability to depict moving water. These days he spends a lot of time finding interesting locations to observe, draw, and paint the ocean, beaches and bays from New Jersey to the southeastern Maryland shore.
Ken works hard at bringing his passion for drawing and painting and his experience of dealing with publishers and galleries to his teaching style. He understands the desire to improve ourselves as artsts whether it is for personal satisfaction or to have our work seen in shows and exhibits.