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KEN PRESCOTT

Born in London, Ontario in 1938, Ken Prescott attended Toronto's Danforth Technical School and subsequently worked as an advertising designer, art director and freelance graphic designer in Toronto.

Throughout the 60's and 70's Mr. Prescott traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and the South Pacific. During one of his journeys to Africa and the South Pacific he began his experimentation with collage. He writes: "Collage has become my chosen medium. The excitement of papers of every colour, texture and pattern ... the juxtaposition of these elements which creates the sensuous interplay of form and colour - all of this gives me the freest, most spontaneous expression ... and much greater pleasure than pigment on a palette."

In the early 70's Mr. Prescott displayed his works at various Toronto locations, such as the Toronto Dominion Bank, the North York Public Library and Gallery Danielli.

After a move to Vancouver in 1975, Mr. Prescott became a frequent exhibitor at such well known venues as the Exposition Gallery, Gallery 22, Federation Gallery, Interiors International, Keenlyside Gallery, the International Foundation for the Arts, Allan Edwards Gallery, Harrison Galleries, Atelier Gallery, Harrington Galleries, Artworks Gallery and Simon Fraser University. In 1975 he exhibited and won an award at the Federation of Canadian Artists Group Show; he also exhibited in the Federation shows of 1977, '78 (award), '79, '80, '81, '82, '83 and '84. In 1979 he was elected to senior member status (F.C.A.) in the Federation and in 1980 was elected Chairman.

In the late 70's and early 80's Mr. Prescott achieved artistic milestones through featured exhibitions of his collections entitled 'African Images', 'Wildlife Compositions', 'Coastal Compositions', 'Coastal Compositions II' and the 'Odyssey' series, based on his world travels and featuring many components "picked up along the way". In addition to these collections, over the years Mr. Prescott has expanded his body of work to include the 'Marine' series depicting brilliant tropical fish and 'Land and Seascapes' of western Canada.

Throughout the past three decades Ken Prescott has enjoyed national and international exposure through one-man and group exhibitions in the United States, Canada and the Bahamas, and his works are featured in more than one hundred elite corporate and private collections throughout North America, including those of Air Canada, The Royal Bank, Bank of America, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, Japan Airlines, Pan Pacific Hotels, the Vancouver Aquarium and IBM Canada.

Mr. Prescott currently resides and operates his own studio in North Vancouver, BC.