Working in his studio, high on the side of a hill overlooking the peaceful pastures of Trout Creek Ranch, Kenneth Shanika spends almost every day fulfilling his life's dream of being an artist. There is seldom a day that passes that you won't find him hard at work creating paintings. Numerous paintings are scattered around his studio in various stages of completion. When he is not in the studio you can find him painting outdoors. His primary focus is creating landscape paintings in oils. His favorite subject is the beautiful scenes of the Rocky Mountains. "I like to look for the subtle beauty of the area surrounding the Front Range. Lately, I've been painting our local area, Trout Creek, Westcreek, the South Platte River area and the views of Pikes Peak." However those are not his only subject. He returns to Wyoming yearly and regularly travels from New Mexico to Montana expanding his subject matter. "I get so excited; there is so much beauty here. I can't control my passion. I have this burning desire to share my discoveries with other people."
Ken is in the process of creating a series of paintings of the Pikes Peak region and translating them into Giclee prints and greeting cards. His work is growing in popularity and so is the demand for his original paintings. "I can only produce a limited number of paintings, so to bring my work to a larger number of people we made the decision to produce quality prints of some of my paintings." Greeting cards can be found in numerous ret