Andrew King ROI, EAGMA, IEA (Hon)


Andrew’s approach is influenced mainly by the most recent followers of the East Anglian School of Artists, and in common with this group, the initial work for his paintings is completed on location. He has found inspiration for his interest in light and atmosphere in landscape in East Anglia, France, Italy, and even Egypt.  His work can be seen in many prominent galleries countrywide and has been purchased for public, private and royal collections, both at home and overseas, including The House of Lords, Rt. Honourable Sir Tony Baldry MP, HRH Princess Michael of Kent, Lionel Blair and the late Sir Clement Freud.  His professional career began after studying Fine Art at Hornsey College, London.  Upon graduation, he was awarded a ‘David Murray’ scholarship, (landscape painting), by the Royal Academy School. Andrew has exhibited with ‘The Royal Institute of Oil Painters’ (ROI) since 1985 when he was a finalist for the ‘Windsor & Newton Young Artists Award’, and the following year he was made an associate member of the society.  In 1992 he was elected to full membership and has served on the council. Andrew has had work selected many times for exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London, including the ‘Britain in Watercolours’ exhibition, the ‘National Society’, (elected a member in 1984), the ‘Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours’, the ‘New English Art Club’, the ‘Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ and ‘The Royal Society of Marine Artists’. Andrew has had work accepted for the ‘Discerning Eye’ exhibition and has exhibited a number of times at the Open Exhibition of the ‘Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour’ at The Bankside Gallery, London. Andrew is the current Hon. Secretary of the ‘East Anglian Group of Marine Artists’ (EAGMA).  He is also a founder member of the newly formed ‘Institute of East Anglian Artists’ (IEA). His name can be referenced in ‘Who’s Who in Art’ and also ‘Who’s Who in International Art’. Andrew regularly exhibits his work in galleries throughout East Anglia and beyond including the Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh, Adrian Hill Fine Art, Holt & the Mandell’s Gallery, Norwich.