2008 Indian Wells Arts Festival Commemorative Print


“SunKissed” by P.K. King 18×24


“SunKissed” by P.K. King 18×24 The magnificence of Indian Wells’ allure and history is caught blushing as the light of daybreak awakens its desert skyline. P.K. King, one of today’s popular colorist painters, captured a fleeting moment when she created “SunKissed” — the poster image chosen for the 6th Annual INDIAN WELLS ARTS FESTIVAL. “This scene is the one that made me want to become a painter and colorist,” says King. “I enjoyed this vista daily when I lived just blocks from the fields where the Tennis Garden now stands. I called those peaks of the Santa Rosa Mountains the ‘Sleeping Dragon.’ At sunrise, the warm light refreshed and awakened the dragon like a kiss that gently found its way to the cool blues of the sand, tumbleweeds and the old Whitewater River Wash in the foreground.” The use of exuberant bright color and bold brush strokes has become King’s famous signature in her paintings that range from demure figurative and still life to vibrant Tuscany landscapes. She has won numerous awards and her work is collected by enthusiasts around the world. A California Native, P.K. and her husband Dr. Wayne King, live in the small high desert town of Helendale, CA. The original oil on canvas measures 30” x 40.” “SunKissed” was created specifically for the event, and will be on display and available for purchase at the Indian Wells Arts Festival. King will be joined by 200 renowned and juried artists who will travel from all parts of the United States to demonstrate and present their original works of art in a vibrant outdoor marketplace. Each limited edition poster is hand signed by the artist.