Gary Keith King

// Published July 8, 2017 by Gary King

Gary Keith King (1959) I have been studying art, with lessons in drawing, watercolor and oil, since the 1970s. I took oil painting at San Jacinto college in 1977 and graduated from The Art Institute of Houston in 1982.

I grew up South of Houston and went camping in the bayou quite often, then traded that in for the urbanality of downtown Houston where I was a recording artist with Keelhaul and Monster Zero. I worked as an illustrator for NASA and in advertising, silkscreen and computer graphics. I am currently exploring the boundaries of size and color in mostly figurative watercolor painting influenced greatly by the world of rock and jazz music. I am also influenced visually by Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and Georgia O’Keeffe, even though my personal work has more to do with modern surrealism. I have lived in New Mexico but am currently living and working in Texas, where the land and sky inform my work.