The drawing week will be under the stewardshhip of Ed King who studied at High Wycombe Art School before taking a degree in architecture at the University of Wales in Cardiff.
He worked first in a commercial art gallery, Spink's in London, where he became a director in his early thirties. He then moved into the public sector as Director of an arts and museum charity in the North West of England, the Lakeland Arts Trust, where he ran Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Blackwell, the arts and crafts house designed by Baillie Scott, as well as a number of other museums and projects.
During his 35 years in the world of art Ed King put on exhibitions and worked with many of Britain's leading artists, such as Lucian Freud, Paula Rego, Frank Auerbach, Bridget Riley, Sean Scully and many more. He now lives in France, working as an artist in his own right.
He has always had a special interest in drawing and developed an innovative programme of arts education (a field he is passionate about) whilst director of the Lakeland Arts Trust. He believes that practically anyone can learn to draw and that it is a magical way in which to understand the world and enrich one's experience of life.