Up to the age of 50, Earline heath King had been a color tinter of photographs, a singer for conventioneers, and a homemaker supporting her husband's career as a painter. King always signed her maiden name in the lower case. Her husband Joe was a well-known painter, and one of his commissions was to paint a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. At age 50, she reluctantly took a course in sculpting, and a new career was born. Her sculptures have been shown in England, Italy, and across the country. Twenty-two pieces of public art, including statues of Bowman Gray and Winston Churchill, are on display in her native Winston-Salem. At age 93, she has seven commissions awaiting her attention.