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Artist Statement

Painting is about being fearless, being confident, while laying  down paint stroke for stroke. Slowly revealing the light and  shadow shapes of the story  being told on the canvas.


I am a dedicated plein air & studio oil painter & instructor with an associate membership in Oil painters of America, a member of The Federation of Canadian Artists and the founder of PleinAirBC.com.

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Opus Demonstrations

plein air painting michael kingI have two demos at Opus this spring. One at the downtown Vancouver location and the other at their Langley location.Register early to get your spot and if full please ask to be added to the waiting list so we can add a second demo for the afternoon.

Four Essential Principles in Painting :: Downtown :: May 16th from 11-1

I will discuss and demonstrate how the understanding and use of shape, value, color temperature and edges are essential concepts to improve your painting skills. Link coming soon.

A Plein Air Painter’s Approach :: Langley :: May 20th from 10:30-12:30

In this demo I will cover how I approach a plein air painting from choosing and defining the focus to planning the composition. Link coming soon.

2015 Workshop Schedule

peru market vancouver oil painter michael kingM y 2015 workshop schedule is up, with four workshops covering different topics at various times of the year.

I have added a new workshop titled ‘Simplifying the Complex’ for those looking to paint more complex scenes but are too intimidated to jump in.

‘Portraiture Defined’ has made it back into the mix by request. It’s a great workshop to get to know the elegance of portraiture whether starting out or as a refresher.

For beginners and those struggling with painting, ‘Breaking Free of the Amateur Style’ provides an eye opener on how to easily improve your work with a variety of concepts and techniques.

Lastly, ‘Painting Essentials’ is slated for the fall to help everyone transition back into painting after the summer rush.

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