Belinda King was born and brought up in Kenya, and came to England to study painting at St Martins School of Art in London.
She was an original member and former chairwoman of Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop in Suffolk. She taught art in schools and adult education centres and now runs regular private drawing and painting courses in Assington, Suffolk where she lives.
Some of her prints and technique are featured in ‘Printmaking Traditional and Contemporary Techniques by Ann d’Arcy Hughs and Hebe Vernon-Morris published in 2008, and also in ‘The Coach House in Gainsborough’s Garden’ edited by Miranda Mott.
Having worked as a printmaker for many years, she has returned to painting, mainly in oils. Her landscapes are painted in the studio and are usually based on very quick pencil sketches without too much detail which leaves her free to interpret them as she wishes. She is more concerned with rhythms and mood than detailed representation, and is particularly drawn to dramatic fleeting effects of light. In Britain the storms of the last few years have encouraged her to develop a darker mood in some of her paintings, which relates to feelings of foreboding about the future.