Michael King :: Plein Air & Studio Oil Painter and Instructor 2018-01-29T20:06:55+00:00
michael king artist statement


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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Still Life Video Series

Over the last few months I put together six Still Life Painting videos and have posted them to YouTube. In each, I narrate throughout, discussing my painting process and how I see value & colour [...]

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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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