Stephen King The Artist

Stephen King has been a professional Artist since selling a painting from the railings of Armstrong Bridge in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1977. He had shown an unusual aptitude for painting and drawing from early infancy.

He was born in industrial South Yorkshire in 1958 one from 1961 grew up in rural Shropshire. His teenage angst years saw a move to the North East. His family eventually settled in Northumberland, from where he made his dash for freedom by attending the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham.

After completing his education, he moved to London and worked as artists’ assistant to Sir Howard
Hodgekin, He also assisted Barry Flanagan amongst other Art World names too numerous to list here.

As an antidote to all this he did some part time gardening In the Highgate area. In the mid—eighties he was engaged as the gardener in charge at the restoration of Gertrude Jekylls’ garden at Munstead Wood.

The millennium saw a return to London where he lives and works in a small house In Twickenham to this day.

Exhibitions include, Godalming Museum Gallery, London Sketch Club, The Congregational Gallery Northumberland, Gallery 286, Harborne GalleryBirmingham, The Plein Air Contemporary Gallery Chelsea, Royal Institute of Oil Painters and The Richmond Hill Gallery.

Featured in numerous private collections, including that of Nigel Planer

Also features in The Artists Magazine 2016

Photo by Kasia Wozniak
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