• sharonkingston

2020 #1

the air, a staircase for silence 30x30" oil on canvas, unframed Sharon Kingston, 2020

Moments of great calm,Kneeling before an altar Of wood in a stone church In summer, waiting for the God  To speak; the air a staircase  For silence; the sun’s light  Ringing me, as though I acted  A great rôle. And the audiences  Still; all that close throng Of spirits waiting, as I,For the message.      Prompt me, God; But not yet. When I speak,  Though it be you who speak Through me, something is lost.  The meaning is in the waiting. R.S. Thomas






    open by appointment

    please call / text

    360-739-2474 or

    email sharonkingston@me.com

    • Facebook
    • instagram
    • Pinterest - Black Circle



    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.