About Nadine King
I was born in British Columbia, Canada. I left after graduation from high school to travel the world and never did return to B.C. to live. I traveled extensively through Europe, Asia and Australia, ending up in New Zealand where I lived for many years. It was during my time in New Zealand that I developed a fascination for Aboriginal, Maori, Polynesian and other ethnic cultural art.
The time I spent in Hawaii further fostered this interest though it was not until I met my now ex-husband, a jeweler who taught me how to turn this delight with exotic cultures into metal and bead forms. We sailed the Pacific on our yacht, spending years in Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama, where we were honored to meet and share with the local people, getting involved in their art and its many forms.
Upon settling in Florida I got serious about my work and continued to take workshops where I found much excitement and stimulation in working with other artists and learning new methods and skills.
I now live in Mt. Carroll, Illinois which is located in the Northwestern corner of the state, approximately two and one half hours West of Chicago.