Michael King Artist

I hesitate to call myself "self taught" because although I have no formal training, I have for over 50 years poured over the drawings, paintings and works of other artist.

Portraits and landscapes are my first loves, however anything that captures my attention and stirs my spirit and emotions becomes something I desire to paint. There is beauty in most everything I have found and my eyes constantly are searching for that perfect face, landscape or still life to paint.

Andrew Wyeth is my all-time favorite artist, however the list is so extensive I wouldn't dare even try to list them all.  I guess part of the reason he is, is because of the incredible detail and emotions he conveyed in his egg tempera paintings.  Cesar Santos & Peter Poskas are some of my many Favorite living Artists!

I live in a small town in South Carolina but grew up all over the United States since my father was a career man in the Marine Corps.  We lived in California, New Mexico, Arizona, North Carolina and South Carolina.  I also served two years in the Marine Corps myself and went to Sunny Tropical Vietnam.  I was in the first troop withdrawals and was attached to the Navy and went to Japan, Okinawa, Philippines, Guam, Taiwan, Korea and a few other places in my short tour.

I am married to Sue, the same wonderful woman for 45 years and have a Son, Mac, a Daughter, Haley, four grandsons, Dylan, Braydan, Jace & Cooper,  Plus  a great daughter-in-law, Shannon and son-in-law, Blake.  I guess I need to mention my favorite pet, Hannah our English Springer Spaniel and we have 4 rescued cats and one or more we feed!

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