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Ken Rasmussen - Oil Painting The Colour of Time - Abstract Blues and Greens

My Winsor & Newton Ultimate Colour Palette 

Last week I had a lovely visit from an Italian art dealer who recently moved to Perth. Raffaele told me that the colours I use are very comforting. I enjoyed hearing that. I loved the idea that my choice of colours could create good feelings for people. Sometimes people are curious about how many colours…

Blue Whales in Gage Roads

For a while we had some internal doubts that Blue Whales truly roamed in Gage Roads. Despite the paintings of happy whales. Then one of our studio visitors confirmed – Blue Whales do come through Gage Roads, and they’d seen the heli-photos to prove it. So until a Cetacean expert checks in to deflate this…

Ken's Colour Palette 2020

2021 and a new colour palette

We welcome you to join us at the Studio for the unveiling of Ken’s new works. The works draw on some colour research, integrating some special new pigments from new sources. Ken Rasmussen Studio – Exhibition of New Works Date: Sat 30 Jan, 2021 Time: 10-11am (full) or 11-12 noon Address: East Fremantle (location advised on booking) Spaces…

Coming Home To Our Village by Ken Rasmussen

New Works for October

We welcome you to join us at the Studio for the unveiling of a range of new works. Ken Rasmussen Studio – Exhibition of New Works Date: Sat 24 Oct, 2020 Time: 1-2pm or 2-3pm or 3-4pm (11am, 12pm booked out) Address: East Fremantle (location advised on booking) Spaces are limited to no more than…

TW77 Rottnest Waits For You by Ken Rasmussen

Colours That Revive Us

TW77 Rottnest Waits For You by Ken Rasmussen I heard a story today about two friends catching up for dinner. One was wearing a new teal coloured jumper. The other friend leaned forward and quietly said, “Thank you for wearing that jumper. I’ve had a terrible day, and that is my most favourite colour in…

Fremantle Home By The Water by Ken Rasmussen

Spring Launch of New Works

Here we are in the middle of Winter, and yet Spring is coming! We can all look forward to the beautiful clear, warm days and the bright light. Springs brings with it some exciting new works to be launched, and we welcome you to join us at the Studio for the unveiling. Ken Rasmussen Studio –…

Sydney Harbour Sunrise Oil Painting - Sydney Opera House, Sydney Skyline & Beaches

Soothing The Spirit In A Tough Summer

I’m thinking that this is a time to soothe our spirits from what has been a tough summer. It’s a time to remind ourselves that nature can also be generous, resilient and forgiving. Even in our beautiful cities, there’s the trees and the water giving back to us as we make our busy way. At…

Soaring Magpies in Margaret River Forest by Ken Rasmussen

The Christmas Cat

The kids were still quite small when my wife won the David T. K. Wong Creative Writing Fellowship. We packed up the whole family and relocated to the UK. The children desperately wanted a pet, but these thoughts were put on hold by our travel. They had to make do with a grumpy old cat…

Riding The Tide by Ken Rasmussen

Ken Rasmussen at The George St Festival 2019

WHAT An exhibition of original oil paintings by Ken Rasmussen at East Fremantle’s George St Festival DATE Sun 1 December 2019, 11am-7pm – free entry WHERE  George Street, East Fremantle Festival ABOUT KEN RASMUSSEN At the age of 15 Ken knew he would make art his life. After a short stint at university he launched…

Cottesloe for Coffee by Ken Rasmussen

Ken Rasmussen at The Grove Library

WHAT A new exhibition of original oil paintings by Ken Rasmussen DATE 4-16 November 2019 WHERE  The Grove Library, 1 Leake Street, Peppermint Grove A big thank you to The Grove, operated by the Town of Cottesloe, Shire of Peppermint Grove and the Town of Mosman Park. ABOUT KEN RASMUSSEN At the age of 15…