Anna King was born in Shetland in 1984, Anna has spent most of her life in the Scottish Borders. She first came to attention of the general public with her sell-out degree show at Dundee's Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2005.
Her very distinctive work, often exploring wastelands, abandoned buildings and barren pieces of scrub-land, has attracted m...uch media attention. She works with oil paints on paper pasted onto board, drawing into the wet paint with pencil. This technique results in a deconstructed, 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.
She won the top prize of £20,000 in the annual Jolomo Award in 2007. This the largest prize award in Scotland,and is awarded to Scottish Landscape Artists.She also received the Royal Scottish Academy Landscape Award from the RSA Student Exhibition.
She has also featured on the BBC Coast Series, when Alice Roberts visited her, and explored what drew Joan Eardley to Catterline. She was the featured artist in a recent Blackberry advertisement which shows William Ramsay, founder of the Affordable Art Fair, visiting the artist and then using his BlackBerry Torch to share her paintings with his colleagues.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and has taken part in group exhibitions since 2005, her most recent solo show was at the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh 2016. She has also featured in numerous publications including Homes and Interiors, Financial Times and The Scotsman.