Stefanie sees the two parts of Kenneth that come together to make him who he is – the creative artistic side and the clear, measured thought that goes into what he does.
He’s not wild in his approach but he does have a slightly cheeky sense of humour that emerges in unexpected places. An example of that is Kenneth’s talent for numbers. He loves to play mind games with his accountant. Estimating the exact figure for the cost of a development project, his accountant is weary: “this time, surely he will be wrong”. But Kenneth’s quick mind comes up with the exact figure down to the cent, before his accountant was able to calculate it in detail. “And he is always right”, Stefanie laughs. That characteristic is uncanny for a lot of people - and it shows his quick mind and holistic approach to his craft.
While immersing himself in his work, he doesn’t like to be idle or inactive. Stefanie explains: “When a project starts he goes all in. He cares about every detail from the foundation of the financial numbers to the final artistic flourish.”
In other words: the creative process - the journey with all its challenges - is the exciting part. That’s what fuels Kenneth through everything - from short term projects - to his long-term goals of restoring the Borgwal Castle and Olargues.
Video: Stefanie talks about Kenneth's uncanny ability to play financial mind-games with his accountant - and about future projects like Olargues.