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Lake Whatcom, Downtown, Bellingham Bay and Paintings

This week has been an eventful art week. The talented designer Blair Hunt used a few of my paintings for window dressing at a local shoe store.  I am just so impressed with the presentation!  The black back drop, the lighting and the graphics on the window are fantastic and professional.  More people have visited my website today than any Saturday on record.  Coincidence?  So what–dearth of gallery Bellingham that you are–we artists are finding ways and working with talented people to get our work out there.

Also, another unconventional method of exhibiting my work came into fruition this week.  A friend and admirer of my work is the agent for a luxury condo on the waterfront.  We’re collaborating to showcase both my work and this beautiful space.  I hung 23 paintings (there are still empty walls, so I’m working on some new pieces) there on Thursday.  In the bedrooms, bath, office and even pantry.  They look fantastic.  It is fabulous to see them hanging in an actual living environment and non-gallery lighting.  Loving it.  The condo is open on Fridays and Sundays from 11:30 to 2:30 at 472 South State Street above Boulevard Park.  It is the open house unit.

And finally, with my studio empty of finished work, I’m getting down to painting some new paintings for the new year and conceptualizing what I’m going to do on the large blank canvases that have been staring me down for a couple of months now.  The year has been exciting and collaborative and I’m really thankful to know both Mimi and Blair–both who have embraced and promoted my work. 

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      203 PROSPECT ST

      Bellingham WA  98225

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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.