blooms and winter skies  

a small selection of new & old works brought together

for this poem by Galway Kinnell.


The stars were wild that summer evening 
As on the low lake shore stood you and I 
And every time I caught your flashing eye 
Or heard your voice discourse on anything 
It seemed a star went burning down the sky. 

I looked into your heart that dying summer 
And found your silent woman's heart grown wild 
Whereupon you turned to me and smiled 
Saying you felt afraid but that you were 
Weary of being mute and undefiled 


I spoke to you that last winter morning 
Watching the wind smoke snow across the ice 
Told of how the beauty of your spirit, flesh, 
And smile had made day break at night and spring 
Burst beauty in the wasting winter's place. 

You did not answer when I spoke, but stood 
As if that wistful part of you, your sorrow, 
Were blown about in fitful winds below; 
Your eyes replied your worn heart wished it could 
Again be white and silent as the snow. 


Galway Kinnell

winter sky
18x24", oil on canvas,
Sharon Kingston, 2017
$450 framed
ode to springtime
24x24", oil on canvas, unframed
Sharon Kingston, 2014
special price $600
ode to springtime
24x24", oil on canvas
Sharon Kingston, 2014
$600 unframed (special price)
winter sky
18x24", oil on canvas, framed in white wood floater frame
Sharon Kingston, 2017
light shelter
18x24", oil on canvas, framed in white wood floater frame
Sharon Kingston, 2017
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a cultivated chaos
18x18" artwork, 24x23" framed size
white wood frame with museum glass
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      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.