“My paintings evolve slowly over time – in the form of layers of paint and meanings. As different stages of my painting process is completed, each new layer builds upon the previous, towards a final composition and ultimate vision. By embedding my compositions within aspects of daily life this grounds my work, and invites the viewer to reflect, to ultimately seek answers for themselves…..
….My study of the work of Renaissance Master Artists underpins my practice, also establishing links with them, across time, allowing me to penetrate their working methods and vision. My ultimate aim is to perpetuate their incredible knowledge and skills, which have stood the test of time for more than 500 years”.
Victoria King MA FRSA is a fine artist, academic and arts consultant of Huguenot ancestry who formally studied art as a young pupil with Charles Gebherd from The Royal Academy. She later completed fine art training at Hornsey College of Art (Foundation) and Walthamstow School of Art (UEL), with tutors Sir Peter Blake CBE RDI RA, Carel Weight CH CBE RA, Jack Millar, Jack Smith, Fred Dubery NEAC, Olwyn Bowey RA, Richard Rome FRSS and writer Ian Sinclair/Film Studies.
Later post-graduate study led to achieving MA Arts Policy & Management from The City University studying with Professor John Pick. King established Arts Management Consultancy and worked extensively across the UK voluntary, public and private creative cultural sector, with local authorities, government agencies and independent arts organisations.
In 1994 King re-established her painting practice on leaving SPACE Studios as the Studios Manager managing 14 different studio complexes across London. At the same time she became a creative cultural university Lecturer, Placements Director/& Academic Advisor with Birkbeck University College London for 17 years, and also visiting Lecturer with Greenwich, London Metropolitan and Middlesex universities, External Adviser for South Bank University.
From 1999-2018 King worked from her studio at The Chocolate Factory Wood Green (as above). Due to the redevelopment of the complex in 2019, she has moved again back to SPACE Studios in Hackney Wick (below).
Since 2011 King has completed private research and courses with The Royal Drawing School, The National Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery and LARA, exploring the lives and working practices of both Northern and Italian Renaissance artists. ]
Other research has included exploring the influence of Renaissance methods and techniques during the 1700s – finally evolving to become absorbed into The English School of Art.
Fellow -The Royal Society of Arts
Liveryman The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars
2019 Group Exhibition – Essex Art Club, Wanstead House London.
2019 Group Exhibition – Hackney WickED Festival, The Trampery, Hackney, London.