William King

All of the artwork on this page has been created by William King who is our October Editor's Pick Artist

Please feel free to email William at: venatici@live.co.uk

William King








madame of tears

William King was born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, UK in 1967. He worked as a plant breeder/laboratory technician for 14 years before he made a change in his career to follow a childhood dream of film-making. As a result, William has worked as a cinematographer, director of lighting, editor, composer, scriptwriter, special effects technician, producer and director.

Forming MoonCloud Productions in 1999, he made several short films and music videos. 2003 saw him experiment with animation and roto-scoping resulting in two films shown at the Meniscus Film Festival, A Devil’s Heaven (a collaboration with Japanese artist Ankoku Koubou Maki), and the competition entry, Atmosphere, both in 2002. He made the United Nations music video Crazy World for singer Andrea Meadows in 2004.

Illness saw William withdraw from film production until 2009 when, working for WeKnowMe Productions and Patchwork Pictures, he made 12 music videos and short animated films; Storyboard: Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers, and Black Bikini and Black Bava Sabbath are among his more notable works. His last effort for French Composer Josue Pelissier was the short film Origins.

Unfortunately the pressures of production resulted in his having to again withdraw from all film work and put his fragile health first.

In place of animation and production work, in 2010 William began to experiment with canvas and digital painting as a means to keep creatively occupied without the stresses or pressures of his chosen career. This work has resulted in The Dreaming Fly series of abstract paintings – which were exhibited in Kingston Upon Hull, UK in 2011.

William has debilitating and soul-destroying mental health issues, struggling with chronic mixed depression and stress type F33.11. He is also living with Asperger's Syndrome. His art has been an absolute lifeline and in his darkest hours, has kept him sane and been a constant source of joy as he is able to express himself through his art, something he struggles to do in person.

You can see more of William’s art HERE