Brenda King was born in Cumbria in 1934. She studied at Lancaster College of Art from 1950 to 1954 and at the Royal College of Art from 1954 to 1957 and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition whilst living near London. In the 1960s and 70s she had regular shows in the South East before moving to Cornwall in 1975. She lived in Penzance with her husband, Jeremy, who is also a successful artist. Very sadly Brenda died in July 2011.
Brenda’s paintings are in the faux-naïve style that found many followers in the late twentieth century in West Cornwall. The composition of a table-top with crockery in front of window looking out on a coastal scene echoes a famous painting by Ben Nicholson in the 1940s. Her style was strongly influenced by the Bristol-born artist Mary Fedden OBE.
Brenda’s paintings have been exhibited widely in recent years, across the West Country as well as internationally, as far afield as Tokyo. She has retained a strong following of collectors.
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