Juror: Ed King

Ed King, an award winning multimedia artist and teacher,  working  in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area, started out doing sculptural work in college, both clay and wood work, and dove into print making, but  has become a serious painter.  Ed received his MFA from the Pratt Institute in NYC and also attended VCU.  He teaches painting and graphics at Germanna Community College.  His personal painting style relates to the Impressionists and Post Impressionists more than any other art movement, and also connects with expressionism and cubist works.   He likes “realism with a small element of abstraction” and tries to maintain the element of spontaneity in his paintings.  He works at ceramic hand building and some wood working but prefers painting and works from life as much as possible.  “I have worked on a horse farm for years and years, so elements of nature and the weather are always evident in my work.”  Ed’s plein air regional landscapes, portraits and animal paintings are in many private collections and hang in various galleries and businesses.  He does commission paintings and works from life as well as from photos.  You can find Ed at LibertyTown Arts Workshop in Studio 10.