He studied life drawing and painting at Reading University Art School. and later trained as an illustrator at Carlton Studios. At 22 he became freelance, working for major magazines and advertising agencies, illustrating books and developing his portraits and paintings. In 1966 he moved to a studio in a Buckinghamshire village.
Gordon King has had numerous one-man exhibitions and regularly exhibits at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours.
He is now regarded as one of the country’s finest contemporary watercolourists.
Many galleries throughout Britain, the USA and Europe exhibit his paintings and in doing so they satisfy the increasing demand from many international collectors. He specialises in figurative work, portraiture and sporting subjects.