Anna King is a Scottish Landscape Artist who paints in very subtle tones and “loves to explore empty, feral places: wastelands, abandoned buildings and barren pieces of scrub-land”. She was the winner of the first Jolomo Lloyds TSB Scotland Award in 2007, and she has featured in 2 BBC programmes – “Making Art Work: First Idea to Final Piece” and “Coast” when she was filmed painting in the Scottish fishing village of Catterline made famous by Scottish artist Joan Eardley.
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Anna King was born in Shetland in 1984 and graduated BA (Hons) Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee. Her graduation exhibition was a sell-out, a pattern that has been followed in several future exhibitions.
2011 – Gallery Henizel, Aberdeen
2010 – Beaux Arts, Bath
108 Fine Art, Harrogate
2009 – Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
Traon Nevez, Brittany
2008 – 108 Fine Art, Harrogate
2007 – Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2006 – Byre Theatre, St. Andrews
Anna has also exhibited widely in a number of mixed exhibitions throughout the UK and abroad.
2012 – Creative Scotland Quality Production Funding for a collaborative project with poet Rebecca Sharp
2007 – Anna Miller Scholarship, Jolomo Lloyds TSB Scotland Awards – Winner
2005 – Royal Scottish Academy Landscape Award, Student Exhibition
Ian Eadie Award, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art
“Achieving a Natural Balance” (Jane Patience), Glasgow Herald March 2011
“Dereliction of beauty: Painter Anna King tells why barren spaces and discarded objects inspire her” (Susan Mansfield) The Scotsman May 2009
“Art words” Homes & Interiors Scotland May 2008
“Review” (Jackie Wullschager) Financial Times April 2008
“Red Lorry Yellow Lorry” (Aidan Smith) Scotland on Sunday January 2008
“Bleak beauty” (Jan Patience) Glasgow Herald November 2007
“Jolomo Awards see female artist shine” (Phil Miller) Glasgow Herald June 2007