VICTORIA KING MA FRSA
Victoria originally studied with Charles Gebherd from The Royal Academy followed by Foundation Studies at Hornsey College of Art, and Fine Art at Walthamstow School of Art /UEL with Sir Peter Blake CBE RDI RA, Carel Weight CH CBE RA, Olwyn Bowey RA, Jack Smith, Fred Dubery NEAC, Cedric Horner, Richard Rome (sculpture) and Iain Sinclair writer (film studies). Subsequently developing a highly successful career supporting artists as an arts consultant, Victoria has organised arts festivals, initiated innovative arts projects, finally being awarded an MA in Arts Management from The City University, London. Her consultancy included The BRIT School for Performing Arts, London Contemporary Dance Trust, Hackney Arts Festival, The ‘FRESH ART’ Fair at Business Design Centre, ArtsMark Awards/Arts Council England, Arts Development Officer LLBarking & Dagenham, Chair/Director The Hilde Holger Company Ltd etc. Victoria was also university lecturer/Director of Placements/Academic Advisor for 17 years with Birkbeck Univeristy College London, and visiting lecturer at Greenwich, London Metropolitan, Middlesex universities. This knowlege and experience informs all her teaching, and she regularly offers workshops and courses on Renaissance Oil Painting and Drawing Techniques.
In 1994 on leaving her role as the Studios Manager with SPACE Studios, Victoria re-established a studio and her painting practice at SPACE Studios complex in Hackney Wick, later transferring in 1999 to The Chocolate Factory in Wood Green.
Since 2011 Victoria has specifically concentrated on researching the specialist oil painting and drawing techniques of Renaissance Master Artists, completing courses at The Royal Drawing School and London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA).
In tandem with this, Victoria is also researching the first academic training of English visual artists in the 1700s, encompassing the influence of Renaissance methods and techniques, all of which finally evolved to become The English School.
Victoria King is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and also Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars.
2017 – ‘Summer Salon’ – Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes Gallery Hackney London / ‘N22 Open Studios’ -The Chocolate Factory
2016 – ‘SIXTY’ Selected Group Show – Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes Gallery, London / ‘N22 Open Studios’ – The Chocolate Factory
2015 – Group Exhibition – Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes Gallery, Hackney London/ ‘N22 Open Studios’ – The Chocolate Factory
2014 – The Untitled Artists Fair – Chelsea Old Town Hall London/ ‘N22 Open Studios’ – The Chocolate Factory
2013 – Solo Exhibition – Eggison Daniel, Mayfair London / Open Studios – The Chocolate Factory London N22
2012 – Le Muir Vivant Gallery, Pimlico London / Open Studios – The Chocolate Factory London N22
2011 – Open Studios – The Chocolate Factory Wood Green London
2010 – UK Artists Group Exhibition – French Office of Tourism, Livry-Gargan, Paris
1994-10 Annual Open Studios – SPACE Studios & The Chocolate Factory Wood Green London
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