Katrina Wallis King

A childhood spent in Norway gave me an affinity with landscape and nature, and a degree in archaeology a curiosity about the human relationship with the environment.  After graduation from UCL, I spent a year painting and drawing in Italy, before returning to London and eventually settling in Bath.  Alongside my later career as a counsellor, I continued exploring my creativity on a largely self-taught basis, before making the decision to commit to being an artist.


Drawing underpins my work, as an expressive form in its own right, or as a starting-point to explore other media - oils, watercolour, printmaking.  Our impact on the natural world and wildlife is a growing concern, and habitats that we take for granted are under threat.  The scale of the subject matter - whether open landscapes or intimate close-ups - directs the choice of media and level of detail I want to include, often exploring with a combination of paint washes, charcoal and pastel.  Balancing linework, texture and colour, I try and capture an image and mood that the viewer can connect with emotionally.



SACI College of Art & Design, Florence

Life Drawing - London, Bath Artists Studios

Printmaking - Bath Artist Printmakers



2020  Pastel Society 121st Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2019  Pastel Society 120th Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2015  Bath Society of Artists Annual Open Exhibition, Bath


Awards & Prizes

2020  The Artist Magazine Award - Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, London

2019  Annie Longley Award - Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, London

2019  Unison Colour Non-Member Award - Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, London


Private Collections

UK, Norway, Russia, USA