Since his return from WWll and his schooling at the Art Center College of Design, Ken Duffin has been a professional artist. For many years he was a freelance artist with his studio in San Francisco working on advertising accounts. Later he moved to Seattle to become a Boeing artist. Here he painted airplanes in flight as well as promotional illustrations. After leaving Boeing, he again became a freelance artist , this time in Seattle and specializing in architectural illustration. These many years of fast-pace production, meeting deadlines and other demands developed skill and discipline which he now finds useful in his most recent direction.
In his remaining years here in Eastern Washington, he now paints, released from the demands of commercial art. He loves the outdoors with sunlight and shadows, fog, rain and all the elements, trees and fields and mountains and lakes and rivers, almost anything from nature. His home now is the Northwest where he has lived for 40 years and where nature abounds. Trips to the mountains and beaches provide him with an abundant supply of material for his paintings. He
occasionally travels to other parts of the country, and abroad to gather material to paint.
Ken is a life member and past president of the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters, a 85 year old organization that has had many of Northwest's finest painters as members. He was a founding member of the 'San Francisco Society of Illustrators' and a contributing member of the US Air Force Documentary Art Program, again paintings are donated documenting experiences had while visiting Air Force Bases around the world. He is also a member of 'Oil Painters of America' and a signature member of the 'Northwest Watercolor Society'.