Ken Paradise is the featured artist for the month of September at the Dog River Library, and his exhibition of original art is now on display in the Library’s foyer and Community Room. The exhibit is open to the public with free admission at any time the Dog River Library is open.
Paradise has always loved art and the creative process. Even as a young child, he spent many hours coloring with crayons. When he was eight years old, he was given a Jon Nagy Learn to Draw Kit, and it was only a matter of time until he progressed to Etch-A-Sketch. He struggled to overcome the disability of severe nearsightedness, but once he started wearing glasses, the world of color opened up for him. He soon discovered paint by numbers and doodling, but it wasn’t until he was in his early twenties that he began to paint original work.
Paradise now teaches acrylic painting at the Woodie Fite Senior Center, and has been known to get more paint on himself than on the canvas. He is a member of the Douglas County Art Guild.
The art will be on exhibit at the Dog River Library through Sept. 28 6100 Georgia Highway 5.