Ken Farrow was born in Suffolk, UK. He studied Fine Arts under the Royal Academician RA Campbell and drawing under Miss Hopkins (Mrs N Parker) and then attended Ipswich Civic College where he studied Technical drawing. Initially working in watercolour and poster paint, Ken developed with oils by way of tuition from J Timmerman and a long association with the legendary John Cooper at Bells Gallery at Surfers Paradise. This association enabled Ken to be in Contact on a regular basis with artists such as Hugh Sawrey, Frank De Silva and Patrick Kilvington, all of whom gave freely of their knowledge and advice over many years.
A professional for some 30 years, Ken has studied his techniques and methods of the Australian impressionists and in particular David Davies, Charles Condor and later Robert Johnson and John Rowell. These Influences have given Ken knowledge of clarity of light, strength of colour and expansiveness of this inspirational land.
His career has gone from strength to strength which has spanned the Continents and delighted art collectors. His ability to portray horses being recognised by the 1980 invitation to exhibit a series of 14 racing paintings at the World Horse Sales of Tattersall's Newmarket UK where all were sold. And invitations in 1987 and 1988 to exhibit at the Calgary Stampede Canada and an open invitation to appointment at the Quarter House Stud of Capt. Bill Wilkinson, Arizona USA. In an interesting piece of 'Life imitating Art' Ken visited Arthur Boyd AM at his 'Ramsholt' Suffolk Studio in 1998 and completed paintings of the area where the esteemed Australian had settled.
Now residing in the magnificent Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Ken Farrow continues to capture the diversity of landscape from the beaches to the Glass House Mountains and beyond to the outback and mountains areas of the Blue Mountains and Grampians.