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Thompson, Sharon
Swamp Off Haliburton Road Swamp Off Haliburton Road
2018 2018

Kingston artist Sharon Thompson’s painting practice encompasses still life, landscape and abstraction. Increasingly, in her mature work, the latter two genres have developed in tandem, their interrelatedness becoming, as she has said, “clearer and stronger.” An interest in space and light, conveyed through silky brushwork and iridescent colour, underpins both. “As I work,” she explains, “I am deeply concerned about the relationships between the ‘structures’ in the painting, concerned to retain the distinctness of the structures but at the same time ensuring that the relationships of these structures are creating a whole and this in the end creates the sense of completeness in the work. For me this completeness is the heart in the work; When everything belongs to everything else in the painting, the painting has a heart quality. It is this that is important to me.”

 
Thompson, Sharon
Peterborough ON 1943 Peterborough ON 1943
Swamp Off Haliburton Road Swamp Off Haliburton Road
2018 2018
oil on canvas oil on canvas
76.7 x 101.7 cm
Gift of Sharon Thompson, 2019 Gift of Sharon Thompson, 2019
62-018.01

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