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Ken Wierzbicki


Born 1952 in Kirkland Lake, Ont. While attending high school, I took Shops courses, realizing early on I should have taken Art classes.  I began drawing in the 1960’s in pencil, also using black and white paint to create art to be viewed in those days under the black light. I continued drawing in pencil while also trying my hand at India ink on and off for many years.

I met my wife, Cathy Murray in Sault Ste Marie, Ont. in 1977. We established ourselves and raised a family that would include three children. My father-in-law, Dan Murray was a very well-known landscape artist and on occasion had the privilege of painting with A.Y. Jackson from the Group of Seven. I loved and admired the work from the Group of Seven as well as Dan Murray and felt inspired by both.

I had never worked in colour until one day in the mid 1980’s, Dan and Audrey Murray came to our home and placed a variety of items on our table for me that included oil paints, brushes, and boards. From that day forward I have worked in oil, oil pastel, soft pastel, acrylic, pencil, pencil crayon and India ink. I am a self-taught artist and feel lucky to have this passion that inspires me daily. 


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