Richard King

Richard King

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Richard King creates landscape paintings on glass.

Richard, who hails from Birmingham, UK, is widely recognised as an accomplished artist. He has a master’s degree in fine Art from Wolverhampton University and over 20 yearsメ experience in teaching art in schools and colleges as a part-time art teacher.

All of his paintings have been made using breathtaking scenes seen and photographed by himself, and then created in the studio with a distinctive painting technique: painting in reverse on the opposite side of glass to produce captivating landscapes and seascapes.

After experimenting with various surfaces, he honed his unconventional method to achieve the desired results. By working on glass, he is able to produce a smoother transition of colours and tones and a wider range of contrast, which enables him to depict vibrant scenes that were not possible for him to achieve on canvas.

He has always been deeply enamoured with nature and looked to Turner for inspiration when creating paintings that capture the essence of atmospheric events and light. He has been designated as the Modern-day Turner on glass. He strongly believes in the importance of ecology and has personally witnessed the impact of human actions on our environment.

His goal is to raise awareness about these changes by showcasing the beauty of our planet, which future generations may never get to experience. Paintings (Fragile Planet) revolve around a recurring theme and his objective is to find and showcase beautiful places that are at risk of ecological change.

Many European countries have remote areas of outstanding natural beauty that attract gruelling treks from expeditions to mountain scenes. Richard, who has vast experience, is a professional coach and a four-star white-water Canoe and Kayak leader.

In 2014, he was chosen specifically for his expertise to kayak all over Europe as part of a select group of specialists. This group was tasked with paddling the Zanska Gorge, the highest river in the world, located in the Himalayas in North India.

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He has a passion for mountaineering and has been to magnificent artistic venues in Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and the French Alps. In his paintings, he captures the breathtaking beauty of landscapes from his climbing and scrambling adventures in Scotland (Ben Nevis) and Snowdonia, North Wales (Crib Goch and Devils Kitchen), where his keen eye and love for the outdoors shine through.

Picture Framing and Glass options

Choose your preferred style of frame to match in with your decor, select from four different finishes including: Matte Black, Matte White, Brushed Silver or Oak. Profile size of picture frame is 3cm wide. If you require a something else please contact us so we can help you select what you are after.

Glazing Choices are either a 2mm clear float glass or reflection control art glass with ultra-violet protection – This is what most our customers go for as it preserves your print and stops direct sun damage.

Whitehorse Gallery’s ‘Master Framers’ have accumulated over 30 years of experience, showcasing unmatched expertise in framing artwork.

The Team, having learned the family’s traditional framing techniques, possess the knowledge and ability to complete the job with precision. With expertise in both small-scale framed pieces and large commercial picture framing projects, they have the knowledge and skills to successfully complete the job on time and to the highest standards. Continuing a rich family tradition, they uphold the legacy. Ready to provide outstanding framing services.


We also have many years experience on fulfilling international shipments and build custom crates to suit so your artwork arrives safe in one piece, please contact us if you need it shipping aboard.

Art Hanging

Do you require your artwork to be hanged up on the wall, again if you are a UK customer this is something we can do for you at very little cost. Contact us today to get he ball rolling so we can book you in.