Kenneth DeWaard - (b. 1962) has been painting en plein air for more than thirty years. He began his career studying watercolor under Irving Shapiro at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and then continued his early training at the acclaimed Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art with Scott Burdick as well as independent study with Daniel Gerhartz.
He has won numerous awards around the country at various plein air events and invitationals such as Easton, Laguna Beach, Door County, Cape Ann, Sonoma, Richmond, and Florida, as well as painting in China, Italy, and Russia.
Looking past the obvious, getting the essence and beauty of the scene is my intention. Finding the inner elegance be it with line, mass, shape, and color harmony.
My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover the beauty in everyday places.