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Softness touching the earth

In 2018, after losing 3 members of my family in a short 14 months, I started painting a series of works titled 'softness touching the earth' inspired by the scenes of clouds intermingling with the land, something so reminiscent of living in the Pacific Northwest for many people. I think there's a spiritual essence or kind of reverence we have for these moments and also a comfort. I took the sensations I felt when experiencing this marrying of the heavens and earth and used them as a healing force in my studio. September always brings a resurgence in this atmospheric effect, so I've got a few of these paintings currently in the works in the studio. Just like I paint my florals in season, a lot of the atmospheric paintings are also precipitated by an event occurring in nature.





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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.