Born in Greenwich, South East London, in February 1952.
"At the age of seven or eight, at John Evelyn School in Deptford, I was already experimenting with perspective and drawing fairly complex buildings.
Moving from a post-WWII Pre-Fab in Deptford to New Cross at the age of about ten, I could often be found loitering at the back of lectures at Goldsmiths College during the summer, where they were often held outside - and I could get through a convenient hole in the fence from the railway embankment.
When I went to ELTHAM GREEN SCHOOL in 1963 I was lucky enough to have teachers who, although teaching the disciplines of Art, allowed students to develop their own styles. It was here that I was introduced to the Art of Dali, Tanguy, Reutersvard and Escher (all a great influence), and invented the word ARTYTECTURE to describe my style of work.
Leaving school in 1968 with just an "A" Level in Art, I pursued a career in commercial Art with an advertising agency in London's West End. Disappointingly, my commercial art career was cut short when I was transferred to the accounts Department and I left shortly afterwards. I was lucky enough to get some commissions during the Late 60's and early 70’s and exhibited and sold my work in local shows in London. I was fairly loose about the whole thing and I have no idea where any of these artworks are.
I eventually moved away from London in 1977 and now live in Milton Keynes, Bucks, England. My current style of artwork only really developed in January of 1999 when I decided to experiment with combining photography with my ARTYTECTURE with the aid of computer software. The rest, as they say, is History."
In August 2002 Alan King founded Milton Keynes Digital Artists, and held the post of Chairman from August 2002 until May 2004. He regularly exhibits in and around Milton Keynes and is proud to be invited to attend schools as Artist-in-Residence for special projects.
You can also see more of Alan King's work on his Website: www.KingArt.co.uk