Sharon Kingston is an oil painter who uses the properties of her medium to create abstract paintings that respond to both the atmosphere of her surroundings and poetry. This method of looking inward and outward and, in the moments of painting, finding her way on the canvas is her approach to creating paintings infused with poetry and the memory of landscape. The atmospheric element of her work is a testament to her desire to create spaces that are undefined, contemplative and allow room to reflect and accept uncertainty. Poetry, by nature open ended, is used both in the conceptualization of the work and as a part of the studio practice. The words of Rainer Rilke have informed Sharon’s work for many years, but she also turns to contemporary poetry when it resonates with her life. She uses layers of transparent color, reveals forms by concealing and unearthing pentimenti and suggests elements of landscape in her process.

 

Sharon resides in Bellingham WA with her husband.  Her college age children now reside in the mountains of Montana and Colorado.  She studied fine art as a post-baccalaureate student after a career in the printing and publishing industry which included a Master's Degree in Business and has been exhibiting her paintings professionally for the past 15 years. Her paintings are held in collections throughout the United States and Canada.

 

 

2019 EXHIBIT SCHEDULE

Although I have exhibited extensively with galleries in the past and do occasionally continue to do so through regional art representatives, those organizations are tasked with their 50% commission structure to market the work independent of me.   Many of my paintings, especially my new work, are on view at my storefront studio listed below.  If you'd like a list of exhibitions in the region where my work is being shown, please send me an email and I'll gladly share that information with you.

 

Paintings can be viewed at
203 PROSPECT STREET
eagerly open by appointment

email, text or phone me up
sharonkingston@me.com

or phone/text to 360-739-2474

2018

Matzke Fine Art 
Camano Island

2017

 

Matzke Fine Art

Camano Island

late April - June 2017

 

2016 

 

Plank & Grain, Seattle

a showing of my atmospheric landscape paintings

December 16, 2015 - March 31, 2016

 

Ongoing

@Modern Classics Furniture+Art (storefront to my studio)

1418 N State Street

Bellingham, WA

Store hours Wed-Sat noon - 5

 

Ongoing

@Modern Classics Furniture

410 S Michigan Ave, Third Floor

Chicago, IL

visit www.modernclassics.com
 for gallery hours

 

Ongoing

Addison Gallery

Delray Beach, FL

visit www.addisongallery.com for gallery hours and information

 

 

2015 

 

June/July 2015

Matzke Fine Art

Summer Moments Group Show

exhibiting new paintings

Camano Island, WA

opening June 27

 

July/August

Whatcom Land Trust

Lake Whatcom paintings

Bellingham, WA

private opening June 20

 

May 2015

Smith Vallee Gallery

2 person exhibit titled Homage

Edison, WA

 

 

2014

 

Sky, an invitational group exhibit

Smith | Vallee Gallery

Edison, WA

June 2014

opening reception June 7 from 5-8 pm

Gallery hours, Wed-Sun 11 - 5

 

Atmospheres

a group exhibit with Tyree Callahan, Todd Horton and Sharon Kingston

Smith | Vallee Gallery, Edison WA

March 1 - March 30

 

Modern Classics Bellingham Showroom

1418 N State Street

beginning March 26, noon - 5 Wed - Sat

otherwise by appt by calling 360-739-2474

 

 

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship

1207 Ellsworth

in the lobby, open most days

through April 2014

 

 

A Special Showing Willows Inn

Lummi Island, WA

April 2013 ongoing

 

 

2013

 

FEBRUARY & MARCH 2013

Edgewater Place

472 South State Street #403

Bellingham

Open 11:30 to 2:30 Friday and Sunday

 

 

MARCH & APRIL 2013

Making a World

Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle

 

SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2013

Invitational Exhibit

Lynnwood Convention Center

 

 

2012 



JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2012

Group Exhibit, Tasting Menu Second Course

Simon Mace Gallery

Port Townsend, WA

January 5 - February 29th, 2012

FEBRUARY - MAY 2012

Group Exhibit, Spring Reflections

Healing Through Art

St. Joseph Hospital Art Program

Bellingham, WA

February 3 - May 30th, 2012

Artist Reception Feb 3, 6 - 7:30 in the hospital cafeteria

APRIL 2012

Solo Exhibit, The Poetic Paintings of Sharon Kingston

Fountainhead Gallery

Seattle, WA

Opening April 5, 2012

JULY 2012

Sharon Kingston, At Large

Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery

311 W Holly Street, Bellingham

Artist reception July 6 with exhibit continuing through July 31.

OCTOBER 2012 - first two weekends in October

Juried Studio Tour

Whatcom Artist Studio Tour

@ Sharon Kingston's Studio

1701 Ellis Street, Bellingham, WA

OCTOBER 2012

Juried Artist Series

The Long and Short of It

Allied Arts of Whatcom County

October 5 - October 27, moving to the Hotel Bellwether through the end of November

NOVEMBER 2012

Invitational Exhibit, Maple Hall

ART'S ALIVE

LaConner, WA

November 2-4

DECEMBER 2012

Four Seasons: A Group ShowFountainhead Gallery, SeattleNovember 29 - December 16

 



 

 

    SHARON KINGSTON

     

     

    studio/gallery

    open by appointment

    please call / text

    360-739-2474 or

    email sharonkingston@me.com

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    SHARON KINGSTON STUDIO

    203 PROSPECT ST

    Bellingham WA  98225

    please send me note before you stop by

    Sharon Kingston is a Northwest WA oil painter who uses the properties of her medium to create paintings that respond to both the atmosphere of her surroundings and poetry. This method of looking inward and outward and, in the moments of painting, finding her way on the canvas is her approach to creating paintings infused with poetry and the memory of landscape. The atmospheric element of her work is a testament to her desire to create spaces that are undefined, contemplative and allow room to reflect and accept uncertainty. Poetry, by nature open ended, is used both in the conceptualization of the work and as a part of the studio practice. The words of Rainer Rilke have informed Sharon’s work for many years, but she also turns to contemporary poetry when it resonates with her life. She uses layers of transparent color, reveals forms by concealing and unearthing pentimenti and suggests elements of landscape in her process.