Brenda King was born in Cumbria. She studied at Lancaster College of Art from 1950 to 1954 and at the Royal College of Art from 1954 to 1957. Whilst living near London she exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. In the 1960s and 70s she had regular shows in the South East before moving to Cornwall in 1975.
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 is strongly influenced by the Bristol-born artist Mary Fedden OBE (1915-2012). Brenda’s paintings have been exhibited widely in recent years, across the West Country as well as internationally, as far afield as Tokyo.' [Eleven and a Half Gallery, London']
The late artist wife of Jeremy KING. The couple had their working studios at St Just, and Brenda exhibited locally in galleries such as the Rainyday Gallery in Penzance, as well as much further afield.
works and access
Works incl: Nancherrow
misc further info
Eleven and a Half Gallery, exhibition notes (2011 on-line)
W H Lane Auction Catalogue, July, (2011)