Robert King Exhibition at The Minster Gallery
Fri 30/09/16 10:00 AM - Wed 02/11/16 5:00 PM
“Sunlight, Shadows & Atmosphere” are all the hallmarks of a wonderful collection of
new paintings by Robert King RI RSMA being shown at the Minster Gallery to celebrate
his 80th Birthday, and represents the full spectrum of his abilities and breadth of
Robert has always been interested in painting a wide variety of subjects using oils,
watercolours, gouache and pastels portraying scenes from his much loved beaches
and estuaries of the South Coast, the Isle of Wight and Norfolk to sporting events such
as Cowes and Henley Regatta. From his travels to Southern Europe, India and the
Middle East. He is able to capture the heat, light and life around him with his superb
sense of colour and spontaneous technique. His figurative paintings of interiors and
nudes are also greatly admired: they convey a wonderful sense of warmth and intimacy
in their composition.
Robert was born in Leicester in 1936. He attended Leicester Art College before
spending his two years of army service in Egypt but returning to finish his art degree.
For many years, he worked as a shoe designer but always continued to paint and
exhibit his work in Leicester, London and abroad.
His work has been shown over the years at a number of prestigious London galleries
including the Royal Academy, the Royal Institute, London and the Paris Salon. He had
his first solo show in 1970. In 1976, he became a member of the Royal Institute of
Painters in Watercolour and in 1985 he was elected to the Royal Society of Marine
In March 2012, Robert was awarded the Turner Watercolour Award for outstanding
paintings. This prize is given by the Turner bequest and divided equally between the
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Watercolour Society, where it
is judged by the President and Vice President of each society together with the great
great niece of Turner.
PLEASE NOTE - the Gallery does not open on Sundays.
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