Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sons of American Revolution Newsletter with Mighty MO

Hello ya'll. It's been awhile since I've posted. I still am knee-deep into paintings, hand-built to scale models of gunboats, and other fun projects. I wanted to share a link Missouri Sons of the American Revolution online newsletter. It has information about how to order prints of my painting of the USS Missouri, which now resides on the new USS Missouri at the helm.  SAR Newsletter PDF for USS MO Print

If you are interested in seeing a sampling of my art online, click Augusta Wood Ltd. Some of these originals and prints are still available. Visit Vic at Augusta Wood in beautiful Augusta, MO to see these in person.

I will be writing more about my current projects very soon. Try to stay cool in these very HOT summer days. More to come soon.....take care.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Winter Welcomes February with a Bang...

Hi, Everyone. We have a major winter storm going on in the Midwest right now. I would love to get out and take pictures of all this beautiful ice and white stuff for a painting, but it is downright dangerous out there right now! Hope you all stay warm and safe if snow is in your area. I'm hibernating while working on a painting in my studio and hoping that the winter weather is almost over. Take care...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas! Christmas on the MKT sold...

Hi, Everyone!  Today is a beautiful snowy day and I'm itching to get to a painting! Right now I'm working on a commission painting of the Cotswolds in's almost finished. I got a call yesterday from Vic at Augusta Wood saying that the original Christmas on the MKT sold. Prints are still available. I'm hoping that you all have a great day today. I'll be posting more pictures of artwork soon.  Take care and enjoy your family and friends during this holiday season.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Art, Snow, and Christmas on the MKT

Well, the holidays are in full swing and another Augusta Annual Christmas Walk has come and gone! Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the festivities and see this year's painting. The original and high-quality framed/unframed prints are available from Augusta Wood Gallery. Please call Vic at 636-228-4406 to inquire. Following is a preview of the final painting called, "Christmas on the MKT".

For more information about the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) railway, see

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Augusta MO Christmas Walk December 2010

Friday, December 3 and Friday, December 10: Come and preview my 2010 Christmas painting called "Christmas on the MKT" at the Augusta Wood Limited Gallery in beautiful Augusta, MO. Hope to see you then!

USS Missouri Submarine Painting and Press Release


June 30, 2010

The Missouri Sons of the American Revolution have commissioned St. Charles County artist, Ken Martin, 
to create a painting of the newest USS Missouri. Preceded by four other vessels of the same name, the latest 
USS Missouri is a Virginia Class Nuclear Attack Submarine. The official commissioning of the vessel will 
be held at the New London Naval Submarine Base in Groton, CT on 31 July, 2010. The painting will be 
presented to Commander Timothy Rexrode prior to the commissioning ceremony by officers of the 
Fernando de Leyba chapter of the Missouri SAR. It will hang on the wardroom bulkhead aboard the 
USS Missouri, SSN - 780. 
The previous vessels which carried the same name were; The USS Missouri, circa 1847 - a 10-gun 
side-wheel, steam-assisted frigate, The USS Missouri, circa 1863 - a Confederate side-wheel ram which 
operated on the Red River in Texas before surrendering to Union forces, The USS Missouri, circa 1906, a 
Maine class battleship which sailed around the world with the “Great White Fleet” and the USS Missouri, 
circa 1944 - “Mighty Mo” who secured her place in history when MacArthur accepted the surrender of the 
Japanese forces aboard on 14 August, 1945.
In 2008, Martin was selected by U.S. Representative, Todd Akin, to create an ornament representing 
Missouri’s 2nd District for the White House Christmas Tree. The ornament had as it’s theme “Missouri’s
River Boats” and depicted The Lewis & Clark Discovery Boat, a James B. Eads Civil War Ironclad and 
The Bright Star, a Missouri River Packet Steamer. The SAR became aware of the ornament and invited 
Martin to come and speak to their group about the project. They then decided to commission Martin to do a 
painting representing the five historic vessels which have carried the name, “The USS Missouri” Address inquiries about signed, limited edition prints to Ken Martin at
For more information about USS Missouri, SSN -780 go to 

Welcome to My New Art Blog!

Hello everyone and welcome to my new art blog! This is my online effort at keeping you informed about my current art projects as well as some projects I've already completed and those coming down the pike.  In addition, I'll provide information about ordering prints, gallery shows, and the like. Take a look around and thanks for visiting!