Shetland born landscape artist Anna King graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, in 2005, and won the Ian Eadie Award for her graduate exhibition. The artist went on to take part in two residencies over subsequent winters at Joan Eardley’s cliff top studio the Watchie in Catterline, and in 2007 was awarded the Jolomo landscape award. Anna now lives and works in the village of Greenlaw, near Kelso, in the Scottish Borders.
Anna’s work explores the margins of landscape, edges, deserted places and buildings. Working with oil paints on paper pasted onto board, she draws into the wet paint with pencil. This technique results in a de-constructed, sketch-like finished work; the smooth surface, fragility and fluidity of the mark making on paper echoing the temporary and peripheral nature of the places she paints.