Biography

Kenneth Laird graduated from the Memphis College of Art in 1992. He was named Illustrator of the Year by the faculty and received three scholarships while in attendance. Later in 2002 he received his Master of Arts degree from Syracuse University in Illustration and graduated top of his class. While at Syracuse, Laird studied under many Illustration greats such as C.F. Payne, Gary Kelly, Anita Kunz, Tim O’Brien, Bart Forbes, John Thompson and Murray Tinkelman.

Mr. Laird is an accomplished Creative Director and a passionate traditional artist at heart. Laird has worked with over a hundred advertising agencies and his clients throughout his career have included award winning jobs for Walt Disney, NASCAR, Keebler, Topps, Upper Deck, Lance, Bic and Knorr Best Foods. He is a active member of the Graphic Artists Guild and the Society of Illustrators. Many of Laird’s portraits are in private collections thoughout the Southeast. He resides in High Point, NC with his wife Pam and incredible autistic son Eric.

Black and white picture of artist Kenneth Laird bent over a graphite drawing of “Stephan” a young Caucasian boy in a white tee shirt and jean overalls next to a paint peeled automobile.