Ken Smith - Artist BIO

Ken Smith is a Vermont based improvisational artist that primarily works with solid colored fabric and thread as his medium. His nickname “TheKingSlacker” is an antiphrasis that he gave to himself. The nickname also allows people to find him much easier on the internet because his given name (Ken Smith) is so common.
 
Ken has no formal art or sewing training and started his artistic journey in December of 2015 to spend more time with his wife of 20+ years, Kelley McCrory. Kelley is a lifelong clothing designer and textile artist that has an extensive studio setup in their large Midcentury Modern home in Rutland, Vermont.  The studio setup afforded Ken the opportunity to work in a dedicated art space outfitted with great equipment. And with Kelley’s extensive 40+ years of sewing and fabric construction knowledge he was able to quickly accelerate his art.
 
Ken is constantly driven to create art as a stress relief from his very stressful and demanding day job in the Information Technology field. His art usually contains bright and contrasting colors that don’t necessarily follow the color wheel or color theory “rules.”Ken Smith is a Vermont based improvisational artist that primarily works with solid colored fabric and thread as his medium. His nickname “TheKingSlacker” is an antiphrasis that he gave to himself. The nickname also allows people to find him much easier on the internet because his given name (Ken Smith) is so common.
 
Ken has no formal art or sewing training and started his artistic journey in December of 2015 to spend more time with his wife of 20+ years, Kelley McCrory. Kelley is a lifelong clothing designer and textile artist that has an extensive studio setup in their large Midcentury Modern home in Rutland, Vermont.  The studio setup afforded Ken the opportunity to work in a dedicated art space outfitted with great equipment. And with Kelley’s extensive 40+ years of sewing and fabric construction knowledge he was able to quickly accelerate his art.
 
Ken is constantly driven to create art as a stress relief from his very stressful and demanding day job in the Information Technology field. His art usually contains bright and contrasting colors that don’t necessarily follow the color wheel or color theory “rules.”