I studied foundation art and design at Wimbledon School of Art and a graphic design degree at Camberwell College of Arts. I’ve worked full-time on weekly print publications since 2006.

For a number of years I dabbled in oil painting once or twice a year, then, in March 2013 a deep desire to spend more time painting led me to participate in a figurative art course. Since then my love of and dedication to oil painting has grown and I rarely go a day without painting or sketching.

In July 2013 I took part in an outdoor quick-paint event. The experience of painting from life on the street was new to me and I enjoyed it immensely. I now paint the vast majority of my work with the subject in front of me. Inspiration comes from everyday life – people, buildings, trees, skies – and he challenge of translating three-dimensional subjects into a convincing two-dimensional oil painting.

To keep up-to-date with my latest projects, find me on Twitter, Instagram and my Facebook page.

Please get in touch if you’re interested in buying a painting in the gallery or commissioning one.

rodney@rodneykingston.com