Michael King :: Plein Air & Studio Oil Painter and Instructor 2017-03-14T19:37:40+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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Advanced Colour Mixing Workshop

I have a new workshop coming up on April 8th & 9th covering Advanced Colour Mixing. This is not your standard colour theory class. The aim of the course is to develop direct and practical [...]

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plein air painting granvill islandPlein Air Strategies

April 15th, 2017: At Opus North Van Learn a handful of strategies for painting plein air that will help keep you focused on painting in the limited amount of time you have.

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