Ken grew up in Broome, Marble Bar and other Western Australian country towns.
He was educated at Scotch College, and attended the University of Western Australia (B.A Literature and one year at Law School.) He subsequently completed a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts at West Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University), majoring in painting.
Since graduation Ken has painted professionally, gaining a reputation for realist drawing, watercolour and oil painting skills.
More recently Ken has evolved as a modern realist impressionist painter.