Painting for Ken Fiery is a deeply emotional and joyful experience. His painting is a record of his experience. Most of his work begins on site, en plein air, and is then later completed in his studio. As he begins a painting it is always an adventure that he hopes will express the emotional experience that captured him in the first place. When it does, it is a beautiful mystery that stirs his soul every time that he looks at it. This also is what he wants to share with others. Painting was a hobby for him for most of his life until twenty-five years ago when he determined to turn it into a professional adventure. He credits the late prominent New Hampshire artist Calvin Libby as his first great teacher. He later became a student at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. His most recent and greatest teacher of many years, who now remains his mentor and friend, is Maine Coast painter Stan Moeller. He has also had the privilege of studying with Don Stone, one of America’s most famous painters. By way of a professional art affiliation, he is an associate member of the Oil Painters of America.