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Welcome to my website.  I am an artist residing in the Salt Lake Valley of northern Utah.  Please take a moment to read my biography below and then browse my portfolio and blog via the links at the top of the page.  Enjoy!

Biography

"I wish I could say I was born with a pencil in one hand and a paintbrush in the other! But, really, I only dabbled in the arts growing up. Actually, I pretty much ignored it my whole adult life until I was into my 40's and, then, for some reason I can't put a finger on, I suddenly became obsessed with art! Since then, I'm seldom without a sketchbook nearby.

The subjects I'm drawn to are a result of my life experiences, especially those of my youth and the influences of those who raised me and that I looked up to.  For example, my father was a mechanic, truck driver and wrecking yard owner, from him I got my love of all things with an engine and four wheels.  I spent many long summer days at his wrecking yard playing in old cars and trucks, that must be where my interest in abandoned vehicles comes from.  Family vacation was almost always a week camping up in the Utah mountains, I believe there's where my love of nature and the landscape came from.  In a nutshell, I paint the things I know and love and strive to create interesting and beautiful images from them.

I paint in a loose manner, in styles that could be described as impressionist to semi-abstract, or even representational abstract.  My favorite tool of late is the palette knife.  Using the knife keeps my paint application from getting too finicky, that said I'll not hesitate to use a brush when the situation calls for it.  I very much enjoy the effect of creating something that looks like a mess of paint strokes up close but when one pulls back a recognizable image appears, it's kind of magical.

In my opinion, ‘a painting should look like a painting’. It's not dogma, just my preference.

All images on this website are copyright David King

I can be contacted at this email address davidkingstudio@gmail.com

I look foward to hearing from you.


4 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new blog. I agree you have something to share as far as tuts. I have enjoyed viewing your work for several years on Wet Canvas.

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  2. Enjoyed reading about your experience with the Stay-wet sponge palette. Been there with the soupy paints and mold. I like your fix idea. Happy painting!

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