Michael King :: Plein Air & Studio Oil Painter and Instructor 2017-04-24T19:57:55+00:00


I am a contemporary Canadian painter and art instructor based in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. I work primarily as an oil painter and am known for soft plein air landscapes, modern still lifes, and portraiture. I enjoy how light, shadow, and colour temperature form the fundamental elements of a scene with my goal of blending representation with Impressionistic aesthetics.

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Portraiture Workshop :: Penticton

Good news for those living in the BC interior as I have a portraiture workshop at the Shatford Centre in Penticton from Oct 20 to 22nd! The goal of this workshop is to provide you [...]

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oil painting instructionFour Essential Principles in Painting

July 8th, 2017: At Opus Kelowna Learn the understanding and use of shape, value, color temperature and edges are essential concepts to improve your painting skills.

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