© the artist. Photo credit: Parliamentary Art Collection
Watercolourist and painter in oil on gesso, born in Bedford. He graduated in 1978 in fine art, painting, at Hornsey College of Art, painting full-time from then. He was made a member of NS in 1984, an associate of ROI in 1987. King had an interest in atmosphere, light and mood in landscape, the twentieth-century East Anglian landscapists being an influence. He worked “in true watercolour, on handmade paper in the traditional manner.” Exhibited RWS, RI, NEAC and elsewhere in mixed shows. Had a first solo show at Luton County Council Library in 1978; from 1982 showed annually at Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh; with one at A & K Wilson Gallery, Harpenden, 2001. Local authority collections hold examples. Lived in Colby, Norwich.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)