Stamford artist Ken Delmar finds fame at 73

Delmar has been dubbed by his fans as the "Paper Towel Picasso." (3/4/14)

STAMFORD - A Stamford artist is enjoying newfound success late in life.

Ken Delmar says he tried to make a name for himself as an artist at least three times to no avail. At 73 years old, Delmar is enjoying newfound fame in part because of his choice of canvas.

He started painting on two-ply 11-by-10 paper towels after discovering the wonderful effect knives and brushes made on them. Delmar's popularity has grown ever since a local newspaper picked up his story.

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Delmar has been dubbed by his fans as the "Paper Towel Picasso." He says he paints at least two faces a day using oil-based paints on all of his paper towel creations.

His work has been displayed in galleries in New York City and Ridgefield.

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