John King was born at West Tytherley near Salisbury where he still lives. It was due to the influence of Lionel Edwards, a close neighbour and family friend, that he became a fulltime artists. Having always hunted and participated in point-to-point, he specialises in all equestrian and field sports, portraits, family groups, military and ceremonial and (recently) more bronzes. Hunting and commissions take him all over the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, South Africa and, more recently, the Middle East. He has also painted landscapes and architecture in France, Spain and Italy. Many of his hunting works (and others) have been reproduced as limited edition prints. He has done illustrations for the 'Illustrated London News' and 'Horse and Hound', and also illustrated books by Michael Clayton, Jim Meads, Robin Page and others. He has had 10 one-man exhibitions and many shared in London since 1966. He has exhibited with the Royal Institute, the Society of Wildlife Artists, and is a founder member of the Society of Equestrian Artists. In 2000 he was commissioned by Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum to paint a picture of his famous racehorse Dubai Millenium. The picture is 16ft by 8ft, and is now hanging in Dubai - it is believed to be the largest equestrian picture to have been painted in the Uk in the last 200 years. John's patrons include the Duke of Beaufort, the late Duke of Northumberland, The Royal Bodyguard, Household Cavalry, Livery Companies and Tattersalls, to name but a few.