Tarka Kings was born in 1961. She studied at the RA Schools for both degree and postgraduate and since leaving has been exhibiting regularly with, among others, Nigel Greenwood, the Fine Arts Society, Ingleby Gallery and Camilla Davidson. She currently shows at Faggionato in Piccadilly. A recent commission for a series of wall drawings at Chatsworth was finished in 2014. Her work is in numerous private and public collections, including the Maggies Centres in Dundee and Glasgow. She was a trustee of the Dundee Maggies centre. She works in pencil from a variety of source material having given up painting. She is married with three sons and works from her studio in London.