‘My paintings evolve slowly – in layers of paint and meanings and as each stage of my painting is completed, a new layer builds upon the previous towards a final composition and vision. By drawing upon the work of historic master artists, yet still embedding my subjects within daily life – this grounds my work and invites the viewer to reflect, to ultimately seek meanings for themselves…
….My ongoing research into Renaissance Master Artists underpins my practice, to explore the traditional oil painting and drawing techniques from over 500 years which still hold value for painters today. At the same time I am able to understand and establish links with them across the centuries, giving me the privilege to fully appreciate their lives and ultimate vision.’
Victoria King MA FRSA is a fine artist, academic and arts consultant who as a young pupil first studied art with Charles Gebherd trained at The Royal Academy, and also classical ballet with Kathleen Crofton/Anna Pavlova, Markova-Dolin Companies. This was followed by Fine Art studies at Hornsey College of Art 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.
King has worked within the creative cultural sector for decades, with local authorities, government agencies, artists/impresarios and arts organisations to include; ACE, LBCamden, LBBarnet, LBHaringey,LBB&Dagenham/A13 Artscape Public Art Project, pARTS Consultancy, Paton Gallery, IMT Gallery, Photographers Gallery, EastSide Educational Trust, ARCH Theatre Ensemble, Studio 3 Arts, East London Dance, SHAPE London, Robin Howard CBE, Sir Bob Cohan CBE, Viv Bridson/London Contemporary Dance Trust, John Chesworth OBE/National Youth Dance Co, Yorkshire Dance Centre, Sadlers Wells Theatre, Leonie Urdang/Academy, Sir Mark Featherstone-Witty OBE/BRIT School Performing Arts, and Hilda Holger Company. Post-graduate studies gained an MA in Arts Management City University London studying with Professor John Pick, and King establishing Arts Management Consultancy in 1994.
In 1994 King re-established her fine art practice from a SPACE Studio/Hackney Wick upon leaving SPACE as Studios Manager managing 14 studio complexes across London.