‘My paintings evolve slowly – in layers of paint and meanings. As each different stage of my painting is completed, then each new layer build upon the previous, towards a final composition and vision. By embedding my subject matter within daily life this grounds my work, so inviting the viewer to reflect – to seek meanings for themselves…
….My ongoing research into the work of Renaissance Master Artists underpins my practice, and at the same time has established links with them, across time. This has allowed me the privilege to fully appreciate their lives, working methods and vision’.
Victoria King MA FRSA is a fine artist, academic and arts consultant who first studied art as a teenage pupil with Charles Gebherd who trained at The Royal Academy. She then completed fine art studies 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 gaining a MA in Arts Policy & Management from The City University studying with Professor John Pick. King subsequently established Arts Management Consultancy and worked extensively as an independent arts consultant, across the UK voluntary, public and private creative cultural sector – working with local authorities, government agencies, artists/impresarios and arts organisations.
In 1994 King re-established her artistic practice from a SPACE Studio Hackney Wick, on leaving SPACE Studios as the Studios Manager managing 14 different studio complexes.