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!


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 forward to hearing from you.


  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.

  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!

  3. David, I love your story. I too love cars and I instilled that love of them in my sons. One has been a professional auto detailer for 30 years and the other sells truck terminals for a living. I have painted many old vintage cars and fall in love with the beauty of each part. I even painted a bigrig that my son just had restored. I love your paintings and knife work. It makes a very unique and bold statement.

    1. Sorry I didn't see this comment sooner. Thank you for your comments.