Ken was born and raised in Vancouver B.C. and has resided in Maple Ridge for the past 40 years. He left high school early to apprentice as a steel die and copperplate printer (Intaglio press operator.)
In 1969 he enrolled in the Kootenay School Of Art In Nelson B.C. for a one-year Fine Arts & Graphic Design Program. In 1970, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Student Award and the City of Nelson Arts Scholarship.
For the next 40 years, he worked as an Illustrator, Designer & Art Director at newspapers, magazines, and advertising agencies. Upon retirement, Rimmer stepped away from the drawing board and turned his hand to his new love – Stone Carving. Ken Chooses to work with stones that are Soft to Medium on the hardness scale. This allows him to keep a simple tool kit consisting of Chisels, files and hand saws.
He has taught several Introductory Stone Carving Classes offered by the Maple Ridge Arts Council.
His varied subjects take inspiration from our rich West Coast heritage and the abundance of Canadian Wildlife.