"I LOVE Ken Baxter's work!! In fact, he painted the first painting I ever bought at 15! Today, he continues capturing the magic in a variety of subjects because there is nothing this artist can't paint! When some arists stick to the exact same subject again & again, Baxter pushed forward painting the unexpected. Winner of the 2022 Utah Governor's Art Award! There is no artist more deserving. Kimberly Southam
Ken has a bevy of dedicated fans, and is in hundreds of art collections both private and corporate. He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he began studying art in the seventh grade. By the ninth grade, he was winning first place in state-wide competitions. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. While teaching high school he also attended the Utah State University where he earned his Master of Fine Arts. Even though teaching had its compensations, his love of painting and his unshakable determination to make art his career prompted him to leave teaching and become a full-time artist.
Throughout his career, Ken has continually experimented with new approaches to his painting. Successfully mastering a style and, as a result, successfully selling his works have not stopped him from trying new methods or changing his techniques. As a matter of fact, whenever he finds himself comfortable in a style or technique, he plunges himself again into exploring new and challenging concepts. He thrives on testing and playing with unique color combinations and compositions, refining his work but keeping it vibrant and fresh.