As a self taught artist, Ken is best known as the world’s foremost creator of Titanic artwork. Accomplished in photo-realistic renderings of anything from architecture to nature, it’s Ken’s splendid, evocative Titanic paintings that are his legacy. His detailed portrayals of famous liners, naval vessels, airships and shipwrecks are admired for their realism, drama, historical accuracy, use of light and color, subtlety of detail and smoothness of line.
Renowned for bringing Titanic back to life with his paintbrush, Ken’s haunting portraits of the celebrated liner are iconic images that have become part of Titanic’s history itself. Through his illustrations he has become the relied-upon expert on the visual elements of the ship. He’s collaborated with author Don Lynch on the book Titanic: An Illustrated History, and he’s contributed to a number of museum exhibits, documentaries and other projects, such as the 2010 complete mapping of the Titanic wreck site.
Ken has lent his expertise to James Cameron as the Visual Historian for the 1997 film Titanic and again, in 2001 when he joined Cameron to explore the Titanic on his expedition for the film, Ghosts of the Abyss. In total, Ken has dove to Titanic six times, including the 2005 expedition with James Cameron.