A professional artist for 25 years with a major crush on cycling. For many years I painted all kinds of murals in several different styles, then I discovered my own style – the Scribble. I have done Scribbles of people, angels, horses, runners swimmers… but I mostly focus on cyclists and bike art because cycling is my joy.
Please click here to look at my extensive portfolio of public, commercial and residential murals and paintings on canvas. If you are interested in commissioning artwork please contact me. I love to travel in general and especially in the interest of spreading bike art… and wherever there are good trails and bike races!
The Official Story
Kathleen King grew up in the sleepy coastal town of Pacific Beach, just north of San Diego, where she began her career as a public muralist in 1983. The artist has designed, coordinated and executed over 75 murals for public, commercial and private spaces throughout the southwest over the past 30 years. In addition, Ms. King has developed and conducted mural making programs for advanced art students in several inner city school districts. The artist also has created an extensive body of work on canvas including privately commissioned pieces.
As an avid cyclist it was only a matter of time before King’s love of the bike made it’s way onto her canvases and in 2008 the Bike Scribble was born. Her distinctively stylized interpretation of the joy of bicycling has been embraced by the cycling community worldwide in murals, as book illustration, jewelry and apparel art, and logo design.
Many of King’s public projects have become local landmarks or newsworthy events attracting generous media attention, some even creating positive changes in public art policy in several cities. With the extensive print and broadcast coverage over the years the artist has gained ample experience working effectively with the press.
In a widely diverse career, Kathleen King has worked in film, theater, television, event and media design. Her work always has an eye and ear to the political, prescient and avant-garde with a wink and a nod for absurdity, whimsy and fun.