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 since 2012 – 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 Institute of TAFE, Hornsby, Sydney
Bachelor of Design, VisComm (Hons), Sydney Institute Design Centre, Randwick, Sydney


Selected exhibitions

2023      Finalist: Waverley Woollahra 9×5 Landscape Prize
2023      Curator’s Choice Award ASMA National Exhibition, Victorian Artists Society Gallery
2022      Facades from Here & There, The Moree Gallery
2022      Finalist: Highly Commended Paddington Art Prize, Defiance Gallery, Paddington
2022      Solo show: Just look Up! New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale
2022      ASMA National Exhibition, Royal Art Society Gallery
2022      Harbour Life, ASMA Marine Art Exhibition (online)
2022      Looking Up, The Moree Gallery
2022      Streets of My Town, Weswal Gallery, Tamworth
2022      Toowoomba Grammar Art Show
2021      Fading Facades, The Moree Gallery
2021      Finalist: Highly Commended ASMA Silver Anniversary Exhibition (Juried)
2021      Finalist: Waverley Woollahra 9×5 Landscape Prize
2021      Finalist: First International Marine Art Exhibition, (USA hosted)
2021      Toowoomba Grammar Art Show
2020      ASMA National Exhibition, Royal Art Society Gallery
2020      Finalist: Highly Commended MTSV Maritime Art Award
2020      A Timeless Moment, The Moree Gallery
2019      ASMA National Exhibition, Maritime Museum of Tasmania
2019      Facades & Power Poles, The Moree Gallery
2019      Finalist: MTSV Maritime Art Award
2018      Finalist: MTSV Maritime Art Award
2018      Facades & Power Poles, The Moree Gallery
2018      Rooftops & Facades, Balmain Art Show
2017      On the Waterfront, Gallery 503
2017      July Group Show, Milk Factory Gallery
2017      Peninsula Rooftops, Balmain Art Show
2016      Where are they now? Milk Factory Gallery
2016      Peninsula Rooftops, Balmain Art Show
2016      Solo show: White Bay Power Station, Gallery 503
2014      Articulate, 4 Women Artists, Walsh Bay
2014      The Bayside Art Exhibition
2013      Transmission, Leichhardt Municipal Council
2013      Finalist: Lethbridge 10000 Small-Scale Art Award
2012      Finalist: MTSV Maritime Art Award
2011      Art by the Sea, Killcare Beach Gallery
2011      Finalist: Prometheus Visual Arts Award
2010      Finalist: Publishers Cup (International) Cricket Art Award
2009      Solo show: Hounds of the Highlands, Milk Factory Gallery



Marine Artists Australia, Fellow (FASMA) – exhibiting since 2018.



2022. New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM)



Australian National Line (ANL)
CHK Power Quality (Sydney)
Inner West Council (Sydney)
Tattersalls Hotel (Armidale)
The Arcadia Syndicate (Sydney)
The Sackville (Solotel Hotel Group)
Private collections: Australia, Canada, USA, UK and Europe.



Artist Profile Paddington Art Prize and the Defiance Award