Brenda King's paintings are in the naive style that found many followers in the late twentieth century in West Cornwall, where she lived and worked from the middle of her career as a painter with her husband, painter Jeremy King. Her style is strongly influenced by Bristol-born artist Mary Fedden OBE (1915-2012).
Brenda King was born in Cumbria in 1934. She studied at Lancaster College of Art from 1950 to 1954 and at the Royal College of Art from 1954 to 1957. Whilst living near London she exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. In the 1960s and 70s she had regular shows in the South East before moving to Cornwall in 1975. Her paintings have been exhibited widely across the West Country as well as internationally, as far as Tokyo.