One Track Mind (self-portrait)
Medium: Colored chalk

Ken Muramotoʼs train art blends his fascination for trains with his love of art. From his model train collection to family visits to historic rail lines, Kenʼs depictions are grounded in experience. Born in 1993 and diagnosed with autism at age 3, Ken had an early gift for drawing that was nurtured by his parents. Enrolled in art classes with Susana Terrell since Kindergarten, Ken garnered respect and admiration by the detailed artistry and versatile imagination present in his art. Ken has benefited from his attendance in Santa Cruz and Pajaro Valley schools, Cabrillo College, and Aptos Post Secondary Special Services. He has been the recipient of numerous awards in community shows and two Santa Cruz County Fair poster contests. Ken is the featured artist for the 2015 and 2016 Orchard Supply Hardware® Train Calendars and the youngest artist for the train calendars’ 41-year history. He is a member of the American Society of Railway Artists. Currently, Ken participates in the Claraty Arts Project in Santa Cruz, CA. Kenʼs extraordinary artistic dedication and the public reception of his work promises a fulfilling artistic career.