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Luminous Simplicity


I’ve been working on a series of 18×18 inch paintings for the past 6 weeks–some of them previously posted on this blog. They are minimal, atmospheric and full of nuances of color.  And, they are pure joy to paint.

Again, inspired by my surroundings and the atmosphere that is the Pacific NW, the paintings suggest landscapes, hills, mist, water and clouds.  It is these elements in their abstraction that give the paintings structure and a relatedness that I hope creates a safe place for the viewer to begin navigating the spaces.  And if more than the 10 seconds that is characteristically spent on an image is applied to seeing, I think there can be  found  in the places where light meets dark and sky meets land the thresholds between what is visible and invisible, sayable and unsayable.

I’m calling these paintings my luminous simplicity paintings.  They speak of contemplation and the mystery of finding more said through saying less.

These paintings will be on view in the LOFT at Kat Schneider Studio | Gallery in Bellingham, WA for First Friday Artwalk, May 6th from 6 pm to 9 pm.  In my opinion, they are much better viewed in person than in thumbnail form. 

#luminoussimplicity #minimalist

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    SHARON KINGSTON STUDIO

    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.