Collection: Ken Russack

Ken started his painting career as a freshman in high school under the tutelage of Maynard Sandol, one of his early mentors.    He continued to paint and take classes during his underclass studies at Oswego State.  He then took a 30 year hiatus, moved to Vermont, raised a family, and never got rid of his paints.

One day he was drawn to the idea of plein aire painting and what became a minor obsession of grasping the nuances and complexities of this new found art.  His work was supported by several key individuals including Fionna Cooper, Carolyn Walton and Mark Boedges. 

He continues to paint the urban landscape, and the Vermont and Maine pastoral scenes whenever possible.  His style is a compilation of the impressionist slant, with a bit of Hopper thrown in for good measure.

Ken Lives with his wife and best critic, Janice Lara in Burlington Vermont.  He has 3 daughters: Chloe, Vanessa and Charlotte and seven grand children, Rowan, Hazel, Otis, Harper, Tatum, Devin and Elliot.