KING, Belinda

1944 - ?

Belinda King

Belinda J. Robson, was born at Nakuru, Kenya in 1944, daughter of George Robson and his wife Pamela née Lloyd and spent her childhood in Kenya. She married at Henley, Oxfordshire in 1972, Stephen J. King and paints under the name of Belinda King. Belinda studied painting at St Martins School of Art in London, being awarded a National Diploma of Design in 1966, which was followed by a postgraduate teaching diploma at Culham College in Oxfordshire. Belinda then spent several years teaching art before raising a family and concentrating on her own work. An original member and former chairwoman of Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop, Sudbury and for many years a member of 12PM, Twelve East Anglian Printmakers. Since 1974 Belinda has taught drawing, painting and printmaking in Adult Education including at Wilson Marriage Adult Education Centre in Colchester, Essex and Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury where she also took regular evening classes and summer courses. She employs a variety of printmaking techniques, including wood engraving, wood and linocuts, screenprints, etching, intaglio collagraphs and monoprints and many of her prints are about the human psyche with images largely allegorical, with sources ranging from mythology and religious imagery to dreams and memories of a childhood in Africa. Belinda worked as a printmaker for many years before returning to landscape painting, mainly in oils, which are worked in her studio from very quick pencil sketches without too much detail which leaves her free to interpret them freely, being drawn to dramatic fleeting effects of light. Belinda also works in acrylics and watercolour and runs regular private classes and short courses from Assington Village Hall, Suffolk. She exhibits regularly including solo exhibitions at Scribes Cellar, Blackfriars, London; Gallery on the Cam, Cambridge; Gainsborough House, Sudbury; Printworks Gallery, Colchester; Crypt Gallery, Seaford, Sussex; Garden Gallery, Lewes, Sussex; Salisbury Playhouse, Wiltshire; Old Fire Engine House Gallery, Ely and Wenniger Gallery, Boston, USA. Local mixed shows include Woodgates Gallery, East Bergholt; Crooked House Gallery, Lavenham; Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings; Artworks at Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham and Artworks at Wingfield Art Centre; Gallery 47, Sudbury; Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmund's; Geedon Gallery, Fingringhoe, Colchester; Aldeburgh Gallery; Freudian Sheep Gallery, Ipswich; Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare and Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe; Burgh House Museum, Hampstead and Apex Concert Hall, Colchester and has also shown at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and Galerie Latteman, Darmstadt, Germany. Some of her prints and technique are featured in ‘Printmaking Traditional and Contemporary Techniques' (2008), and in ‘The Coach House in Gainsborough’s Garden’ edited by Miranda Mott.

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