Peter King was born in Glasgow in 1953. He studied art, specialising in drawing and painting, at the Glasgow Art School under the tutelage of David Donaldson RSA and Duncan Shanks RSA, specialising in drawing & painting.
Peter King taught Art and Design in Scottish schools for over 30 years and was Principal Teacher in Lanarkshire for over 20 years. He also holds a senior marker's position with S.Q.A. In 2010 he retired from teaching to focus on painting professionally.
Peter exhibits regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy, The Royal Glasgow Institute and Thompson's Galleries in London. His work is represented in collections across the UK, Europe and North America and Japan.
The Sunday Times Magazine (April Edition 2000) featured his painting in an article on contemporary British Landscape Painting.
In 2010, Peter was awarded the coveted House for an Art Lover Award by the RGI.
The light, colour and weathered landscape of Kintyre, The Clyde Valley and the vast panorama of land and sky dominated by Tinto Hill and the Scottish Borders are a constant source of ideas and inspiration. He has developed his paintings from a range of motifs, which he constantly returns to and reinterprets, focusing on aspects of changing moods of light, weather and seasons.
The sources of his ideas are the seasonal effects of nature on the surrounding environment. Colour and the tactile qualities of paint are essential to his painting style; the marks, free paint and the textured shapes become field, wood and sky.