An architectural illustrator and fine artist from Snellville, Georgia, King’s laid-back personality and rebellious style are evident in all of his works and is an ideal reflection of the spirit of the festival. His medium of choice is watercolor; however, he is better known for including sticks, leaves, dirt and condiments in his artwork.
Each year, the festival selects one poster to celebrate the annual free event that features a juried show of 200 of the country’s finest painters, photographers, sculptors, glass blowers and more. A welcome addition to this year’s festival, King’s love of art began in 1969 at The Georgia Institute of Technology, where he developed his skills through classes such as drawing, architectural history and painting.
In 1982 he started his own rendering firm called Architectural Illustrations, Inc. To date, he has completed over 5,000 professional illustrations and hundreds of fine art paintings. King is said to be a bit of a rule breaker and mixes pastel, oil, and acrylic paint into his works along with anything else he can find around him.
The Atlanta Arts Festival returns to Piedmont Park for its sixth year on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Presenting two-days of nonstop fun for art lovers and event enthusiasts alike, the event also has interactive learning experiences and demonstrations, live music and entertainment.
For more information visit www.AtlantaArtsFestival.com.