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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!

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Biography


I developed a love of cars as a little boy, largely due to the influence of my father who was a mechanic, wrecking yard owner and independent truck driver. I spent many hours playing with Hot Wheels in my Mom's flower beds, building plastic scale model cars and pretending to be driving the old wrecks in my Dad's yard.  This love of the classic American automobile has been with me my whole life.

My passion for art developed later in life and of course the automobile became a favorite subject for my art. As I studied, practiced and learned more about art my style shifted to the less realistic, in particular I fell in love with the painting knife. 

I love paintings that look like nothing in particular when viewed very close but when you pull back a complete, coherent image emerges, painting with knives is particularly effective at creating this effect.  

I strive to showcase the beauty of the classic car while emphasizing abstract design and the texture of the paint itself, bringing a modernistic touch to a traditional subject.


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.



7 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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  3. David, just learned that you left faa; will miss your opinion; will miss your work. But I have bookmarked this site and will visit from time to time. Best-of-Life, Terrance

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and the kind words Terrance.

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  4. DK good luck on your new direction or two. Dave

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