© Please!

Information on this site is copyright © (see foot of any page). If you would like to use any text, please just acknowledge this site with a link. To use an image, then please contact us.

The Kenneth Townsend website is © David P Encill. Various photos throughout this site are copyright © the owner, as stated.

This section is devoted to Ken's artworks. Many have never been seen before as they were never published or are in private collections. As more of Ken's work comes to light we will add it to this section.


Cello PlayerCello PlayerKen's artwork covers three distinct periods. The early work, such as the two pieces seen here, the most well known period covering his commercial work and finally his later abstract works.

Woman With FlowersWoman With FlowersThe Cello Player is an early line drawing. The cellist's expression shows him absorbed in his playing and the enlarged hands seem to convey the size of the instrument and the rich encompassing sound it makes.

The Woman with Flowers is at first glance very different but the simple lines show again Ken's ability to capture a mood and reduce the subject down to simple shapes. The use of colour in this painting is stiking, rich and saturated and this ability with colour comes out strongly in Ken's commercial work.

Although this site consists mainly Ken's commercial work, it being widely available, his later abstract works were also very well received and are also now highly collectable.

As these were never produced as prints, and Ken kept no catalogue of the work he produced, it is unknown how many art works are out there. Some of his abstracts are included on this site and we will add new ones as they are discovered.

The Robin Hood Paintings

The Robin Hood Paintings

It is not known if this set of paintings of the Robin Hood characters was commissioned or just something that took Ken's fancy. They form a charming depiction of the well known figures in the legend and were discovered amongst Ken's unpublished work.

Later Abstract Works

Later Abstract Works

Ken's later work was entirely taken up with his abstract paintings. Some are clearly abstracted landscapes but as his work progressed the images became less recognisable as having an original subject.

Ken viewed his abstract paintings as his "real" art and clearly felt free to express himself without the constraints imposed by a commercial contract. Now highly sought after by collectors of abstract painting these pieces show a serious artist bringing his own talent to this large genre.