VICTORIA KING MA FRSA
Victoria originally studied Painting & Drawing in evening classes with Charles Gebherd who trained at The Royal Academy. She later completed a Foundation Course at Hornsey College of Art and subsequently Fine Art at Walthamstow School of Art (UEL) with tutors Sir Peter Blake CBE RDI RA, Carel Weight CH CBE RA, Olwyn Bowey RA, Jack Smith RCA, Fred Dubery NEAC, Cedric Horner (printmaking) Richard Rome (sculpture) and writer Iain Sinclair (film studies).
On leaving art college her interests progressed to supporting artists ultimately becoming a highly experienced arts consultant managing arts festivals, developing innovative arts projects, and gaining an MA in Arts Management from The City University studying with Professor John Pick. A few examples of consultancy include The BRIT School for Performing Arts, London Contemporary Dance Trust, Hackney Arts Festival (1994), ‘FRESH ART’ Fair at The Business Design Centre, ArtsMark Assessor/Arts Council England, Arts Development Officer LLBarking & Dagenham, Director/Chair The Hilde Holger Company Ltd etc. Victoria has also worked as a creative sector university lecturer and Director of Placements for 17 years with Birkbeck UCL and visiting lecturer at Greenwich, London Metropolitan and Middlesex universities. This knowledge and experience informs her teaching and she regularly offers workshops and courses on Renaissance Oil Painting and Drawing Techniques.
In 1994 Victoria established a studio at Hackney Wick in the old Victorian bathhouse she helped develop whilst working with SPACE Studios as Studios Manager, later transferring to The Chocolate Factory N22 . Since 2011 Victoria has specifically researched and developed her interest in the specialist oil painting and drawing techniques of the Renaissance. As part of these studies she has completed a range of courses at The Royal Drawing School and London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA). Studies have covered Traditional Painting Techniques with David Cranswick, The Sight Size Method of Drawing and Cast Drawing with Giles Lester/Travis Seymour, and Portrait Painting with Anastasia Pollard, Luca Indraccolo and Robert Dukes.
Victoria is currently researching the formal academic training of English visual artists from the 1700s and the influence of Renaissance methods and techniques all of which finally evolved to become known as The English School. Victoria 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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