Ken Walmsley was born in 1947 in Lancashire England. Since the age of six he has been examining the world through pencil, pen, and brush. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Ken Walmsley’s paintings take the viewer on a journey toward their own divine nature by examining in detail the body, mind, and spirit that reveal the interplay of anatomical, symbolic, and spiritual forces. He carries painting beyond the appearance of the physical world through windows of color and light to realms that contain an intuitive combination of animal and plant spirit guides, archetypal symbols, and higher dimensional energies. These pictures are conceptions of light – the essence of fire, not as we see it in the material world but as the radiance of the inner being. His work fosters reflection in the viewer and emphasizes the act of “seeing” as a contemplative mystical practice.
The Walmsley family crest is the Lion. The Lion symbolizes the astrological sign of Leo, which rules the heart. Courage comes from the heart and from one’s deep sense of personal authority, which creates the power to act in a way that accords with one’s spirit.