Ken was interested in painting and drawing throughout his life and would have liked to have gone to art school, but that was not to be. Since early retirement painting was his main interest. He's lived in Leicestershire for nearly forty years and enjoys painting in the area, although he is also drawn to the wilder parts of the British Isles. Although largely self-taught, Ken was influenced and encouraged be several well-known Leicester artists, including James Kibart, Robert King and Michael Coates.
Ken had been President of the Leicester Sketch Club and of Crown Hills Art Society. Primarily influenced by what he sees his work developed from the accurate depiction of the topographical, to a celebration of the drama of light and shapes in the landscape, showing an increasing interest in the abstract. He was also a member of the Leicester Sketch club.
Ken died in December 2016
Joyce painted for many years and exhibited both locally and nationally. Her main interest in later years was pastels, where she delighted in the use of rich colour and texture. She exhibited at the Mall Galleries Pastel Society Exhibition, the Royal Watercolour Society and had four solo exhibitions in Leicester. She died in December 2013 aged 95