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fog suite 5: aegean teal

The San Juan islands are considered one of the most beautiful places in the world, and they are here in my backyard. When shrouded in fog they are mysterious and mystical and quiet and still. An island escape that can seem as foreign to some of us as flying across the ocean.

That's what I wanted to represent in this painting; the awe of our own, the appreciation of what we have, the finding beauty in our everyday which has been so much more advocated with the lockdown and stay at home orders of this past year. A kind of meditation on what is right in front of our eyes, whether we can see it clearly or not. The color and name Aegean Teal may bring to mind something much more exotic than a pacific northwest style island mass jutting out to a sea of fog, but it is this native island and sea that make it so special to. me


“Ode to Solitude”

“Happy the man, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air, In his own ground. Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire, Whose trees in summer yield him shade, In winter fire. Blest, who can unconcernedly find Hours, days, and years slide soft away, In health of body, peace of mind, Quiet by day, Sound sleep by night; study and ease, Together mixed; sweet recreation; And innocence, which most does please, With meditation. Thus let me live, unseen, unknown; Thus unlamented let me die; Steal from the world, and not a stone Tell where I lie.” –Alexander Pope

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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.