Home WELCOME My name is David King and I am an artist living in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. Primarily interested in portraiture, the main focus of my work is the human face and figure. GALLERY ÇigdemOil on canvas42 x 60 cms2018 *ShelteredOil on canvas32x40cms2019 Summer Straw Hat Oil on canvas32x40 cms2019 LarryOil on canvas60x60cms2018 Brando Acrylic on paper 30 x 42 cms 2017 AliceOil on canvas30x40 cms2020 Lockdown Mirror ImageOil on canvas40x50 cms2021 MasonOil on canvas31x41cms2016 Self-portraitChalk and charcoal 30x42 cms2018 Hip-hop HeadAcrylic on canvas paper 40 x 51 cms2015 Lee GonePastel on mustard paper 30 x 42 cms2017 Man with open mouthPastel on grey paper 33 x 50 cms2014 Mr & Mrs Clarkson and Daisy Oil on canvas 82 x 61 cms 2017 DancerGraphite on paper 42 x 59 cms2015 CirceOil on canvas board 42 x 60 cms2017 PoppyAcrylic on canvas40x50 cms2015 JasmineOil on canvas30x42 cms 2017 Lara Oil on canvas30x40 cms2020 Head Of A Young Girl Oil on canvas40x50 cms2020 DaisyPastel On Card30x40 cms2020 David and DavinderOil on canvas100 x 100 cms2018 1968Oil on canvas20x30cms2019 Selfie with Inner ChildOil on canvas60x90 cms2019 Child in summer gardenPastel32x40cms2020 ScarlettOil on canvas40x50 cms2019 John HurtOil on canvas40x50 cms2019 Mirror Image TriptychOil on canvas50x120 cms2020 JasperOil on canvas30x40 cms2021 *As seen in World of Interiors magazine May 2020 ABOUT My influences are largely from the realist tradition. My approach is based on observation. In depicting the presence of the subject, I am particularly interested in the effects of light on the face and figure. I enjoy using a range of media, but mostly I employ oils, pastels, charcoal and conté crayon. I hold a Diploma in Fine Art from MET Northbrook College, Worthing. My work has been shown in exhibitions in London, Brighton, Chichester, and Worthing. I am a member of West Sussex Art Society and Adur Art Collective. I come to painting after a career in English Language Teaching, holding an M.A. (TEFL) from Reading University. COMMISSIONS During the Covid-19 pandemic, I am offering to paint portraits from photos for a minimum £50 donation to a charity of choice. In normal times I work from life sittings and/or from photos. I can travel a reasonable distance from Shoreham-by-Sea for a meeting to do preliminary sketches and take photos to work from in my own studio. Portraits can also be commissioned from photos alone. Prices are reasonable, depending on the size, medium and complexity of the picture. CONTACT ME firstname.lastname@example.org 07548 110080 Your name Please enter your name. Your email Please enter a valid email. Your phone Please enter a valid phone number. Your message Please enter a message. Send Message failed. Please try again. Thanks for your message! We’ll be in touch soon.