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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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My Approach to Plein Air Painting

In May I was approached by the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) to hold a summer plein air workshop and to write an article for their July/August Art Avenue magazine. To tie the article in [...]

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Plein Air Painting of an old gnarled tree

Opus  Demos

flesh tones michael kingA Simple Approach to Painting Flesh Tones: I will how how simple it is to mix flesh tones using core colours and just two basic principles of colour mixing.

Victoria Opus: Sun, Aug 14th, 11:00 AM1:00 PM. Call 250‑386‑8133 to register.

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