Ken’s paintings have a basis in the representational, but often dissolve into varying levels of abstraction. No two paintings develop in the same way, as surprises are not only welcomed — but also invited — as marks, scratches, drips, and splatters, all become part of the final piece. On location or in the studio, he enjoys the contrast of painting quickly, while creating a piece to be experienced slowly.
Ken Karlic exhibits regularly, participates in invitational and juried plein air competitions, and is represented by several galleries from Maryland to New York, including McBride Gallery (Annapolis MD), Y:ART Gallery (Baltimore MD), Red Raven Art Company (Lancaster PA), Gallery 222 (Malvern PA), and Ris Gallery (Jamesport NY). Ken has recently been featured in the September, 2017, issue of “The Art of Watercolour,” published in France, and the October/November, 2017, issue of “Plein Air Magazine.”
Ken Karlic studied architecture, painting, and graphic design at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where he received a B.F.A. Ken is a founding partner of the graphic design firm, Splice Design Group, in Baltimore, Maryland, with clients including the Guggenheim Foundation. He is an instructor at Chesapeake Fine Art Studio in Stevensville, Maryland, and teaches workshops regionally, and beyond.