Born and raised in Southern California, Ken Aldridge comes from a family of painters that stretches for many generations. He started drawing as a child and immersed himself in studies of artists such as Carravagio, De Chirico, Monet, Van Gogh, Dali, Warhol, Close, and Rembrandt. It was during this time he began his portrait work. Through high school his interest in art continued and he won many awards in regional art competitions. He also pursued architectural studies during his college years. But it wasn't until his early 30's, in 2003, that he finally begain to pursue art professionally.
"I feel that as a painter I owe it to myself to push my own boundaries when creating new work. My paintings are about invention. My aim is to take something ordinary like a picture frame, paint it onto the canvas and elevate it to the same "fine art" status as the painting inside it. My aim is also to create work where any eye can see how much thought, technique, skill, and hard work went into my paintings."
"It's always necessary to seek for perfection. To me, it means: from one canvas to the next, always go further, further..."