King, Di


“My thought process before actually putting paint to canvas, is the most important key element in painting.  It is very important to establish in my mind what design, shape, composition, temperature, colour and mood the painting should take on. Light direction and colour balance are important to establish a sense of rhythm and harmony. All that is left is the passion for her chosen subject.”



Di has exhibited in London, Paris and New York and has had many solo and group exhibitions along with several publications. She has won many awards.


Di is a past councillor and editor, as well as Signatory Fellow of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.
A member of the Portrait Artists Australian
Member of the American Portrait Society.



2013   Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth
2013   1st Prize….Belgrave
2012   Platinum Award. City of Victor Harbor
2012   Best Oil St. Kevins
2011   1ST Prize.. Overall  MORTIMORE ART PRIZE
2011   1st Prize…Oil…Wangaratta
2011   Winner. Sir Arthur Streeton Award…Sherbrooke
2011   Most Popular Painting & Runner Up Best Oil…Warrnambool
2011   1st Prize Oil   Wagga Wagga
2011   Best Oil   Kingston Rotary
2011   1st Prize Overall…Mont De Lancey
2011   2011Best Oil   St. Kevins
2011   Presidents Choice   Bayswater
2011   1st PrizeBest Fishing Village   San Remo
2010   1st Prize Brighton
2010   Runner Up.  Mont De Lancey
2008   Winner..Australian Art Excellence Medallion Award & Australia at Large
2008   Received Fellowship of AGRA
2008   Packing Room Award   AGRA
2008   Highly Commended/2003 – Best Australian Landscape to $3,000 Camberwell Rotary
2007   Certificate of Recognition AGRA
2007   Best Painting Winter Exhibition AGRA
2007   1st Prize – landscape within Shire of Murrindindi… Alexandra
2006   Best Oil St. Kevins
2004   Packing Room Award AGRA
2003   Best Australian Landscape to $3,000 Camberwell Rotary
2002   Best Oil. Mornington Rotary
2002   3rd Prize Landscape – 3rd Prize Flowers/Gardens – Australian Artist Magazine
2000   1st Prize Oil – Bright
2000   Best Overall – Yea Rotary
1999   Best Oil – Croydon Primary School
1999/1998   Best Overall – Numurkah Rotary
1998   Best Exhibit – First Prize Oil – 3rd Prize in Show – Lilydale Agricultural Society
1997   1st Prize – Other Medium – Mornington Rotary
1996   Best Pastel – Toorak College
1994   Best Oil – Dromana Rotary
1992   1st Prize Oil – Coburg
1991   1st Prize Pastel – Coburg



1991/92/03/04/95 V.I.P. Printing for 20th Sentry Card
1992 & 1997 Limited Edition Prints
1994 Australia Past-Poster Books and Geoff Mayor Calendars
1995 Fifty Australian Artists, Vol 1
1995 Aust. Greeting Cards for Womens  & Childrens Hosp. &National Heart Foundation N.S.W.
1997 Selected for Paris Exhibition Poster
Dec 1999/Jan 2000 Pastel Artist International Master Pastellists of the World Australia Showcase.
2000 Troy Dann,s  Outback
2002 Australian Artist Mag. “How did you paint that”/2002 – 3rd Prize, Challenge No 8 & 9
2002 Australian Master Painters Showcase and Celebrity Portraits in 2005
2005 International Artist “100 Ways to paint People & Figures Vol 2”
2008 April Edition – Australian Artist

Di King in the studio

Di King in the studio

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