Suzy King is a contemporary realist painter based in Sydney, Australia.
She began as a student of renowned artist, Clem Millward, then went on to the Sydney Institute Design Centre to study design, illustration and photography, graduating with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communications. For many years she practised as an award-winning designer in various corporate areas, but she always continued to paint.
Suzy has been painting full-time for eleven years – mainly urban, industrial and coastal subjects. Using photographs taken at various times of day and in different light conditions, Suzy draws on her design background to compose and manipulate the images. These are the reference she uses to create representational oil paintings but with a contemporary edge.
She has had successful exhibitions in Sydney and regional galleries. She is an exhibiting member of the Australian Society of Marine Artists (ASMA). Her paintings are held by collectors in Australia and worldwide.
Born in Sydney Australia
Diploma of Fine Arts, Northern Sydney TAFE Institute, Hornsby College
Bachelor of Design, VisComm (Hons), Sydney Institute Design Centre, Randwick College
2020 ASMA National Exhibition, Royal Art Society Gallery, Sydney
2020 Finalist: (Highly Commended) MTSV Maritime Art Award, Melbourne
2020 A Timeless Moment, The Moree Gallery (online), Moree
2019 ASMA National Exhibition, Maritime Museum of Tasmania, Hobart
2019 Facades & Power Poles, The Moree Gallery, Moree
2019 Finalist: MTSV Maritime Art Award, Melbourne
2018 Finalist: MTSV Maritime Art Award, Melbourne
2018 Facades & Power Poles, The Moree Gallery, Moree
2018 Rooftops & Facades, Balmain Art Show, Sydney
2017 On the Waterfront, Gallery 503, Sydney
2017 July Group Show, Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral
2017 Peninsula Rooftops, Balmain Art Show, Sydney
2016 Where are they now? Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral
2016 Peninsula Rooftops, Balmain Art Show, Sydney
2016 Solo show: White Bay Power Station, Gallery 503, Sydney
2014 Articulate, 4 Women Artists, Walsh Bay, Sydney
2014 The Bayside Art Exhibition, Melbourne
2013 Transmission, Leichhardt Municipal Council, Sydney
2013 Finalist: Lethbridge 10000 Small-Scale Art Award, Brisbane
2012 Finalist: MTSV Maritime Art Award, Melbourne
2012 Balmain Art Show, Sydney
2012 Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral
2011 Balmain Art Show, Sydney
2011 Art by the Sea, Killcare
2011 Finalist: Prometheus Visual Arts Award, Brisbane
2010 Finalist: Publishers Cup (International) Cricket Art Award, Sydney
2009 Solo show: Hounds of the Highlands, Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral
Australian Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) – Exhibiting Member
Australian National Line (ANL)
CHK Power Quality (Sydney)
Inner West Council (Sydney)
The Arcadia Syndicate (Sydney)
The Sackville (Solotel Hotel Group)
Private collections: Australia, Canada, USA, UK and Europe.