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Earth, Sea & Sky

For the months of November and December I will be exhibiting with Laurie Potter and Rob Vetter in a group show titled Earth, Sea & Sky.  All three of us ” landscape painters” are inspired by our local surroundings, but with different ways of expressing and interpreting our relationship with the land.  Laurie is an award winning pastelist who has recently turned to acrylic painting and you can see her technical mastery of blending and layering color in her newest “vista” paintings.  Rob is most certainly influenced by the Group of Seven, both in palette and in simplification of form with a painterly application of his medium.  And then me, influenced primarily by poetry, atmosphere and light.  It’ll be a fantastic showcase of work.

I’ve begun work on a new series of paintings I’m calling “elemental” for this exhibit which opens November 4th.  Exploring perception and memory (I’m using no source material at all for these paintings) and inspired by this quote by Edgar Allen Poe:  “Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term art, I should call it “the reproduction of what the senses perceive in nature through the veil of the mist”.  Again utilizing abstracted and atmospheric landscapes to combine the subjective aesthetic and sensory appeal of abstract painting with the emotional appeal of landscape painting, I will use layers of transparency and gradations of color and a minimalism of form to paint nature and light.  Hoping, as always, to say something meaningful with paint on canvas.

#abstractlandscape #Exhibitopenings

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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.