Originally from Scotland, where he studied at the Edinburgh College of Art under Denis Peploe and Elizabeth Blackadder, Ken Laidlaw spent parts of his childhood in Malaya, where his father was a director of education.
After graduating he moved to London, where he now lives. He worked as an art director for a major publishing house for four years and from then on as a freelance artist.
His work has been exhibited at Hamiltons Gallery, the Design Council, ICA Gallery London and Charleston House among others, and catalogued and sold by Sotheby's, London at two sales in 1988 and 1997.
In 2004 and 2005 he tutored students at Goldsmiths University of London.
His goals are to keep developing his art, explore new ways of seeing things and new methods of working and to adapt to change.