Ona Kingdon

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Artist
Location Ontario, Canada
Introduction I have been painting professionally since 2008 and work mainly in watercolour. I specialize in portraiture of people and animals but also enjoy painting landscapes, still life and more creative pieces. I have had my work juried into regional, national and international exhibitions and won several awards. My experience working in Special Education helped me to develop a strong understanding of how feelings, emotion and knowledge can be communicated visually. I draw on this when creating art, painting, in essence, the emotions of life. I use transparent watercolour to build shape, form and create atmosphere
Interests Awards and Published articles: 2013 Feature Article in the Art of Watercolour Magazine Issue 12, Awarded The Donors Award at the Transparent Watercolor Society of America's 37th National Exhibition, Awarded Best In Show and the Framing Depot Portrait Award at the BWS Luminosity 2013 Juried Exhibition, Awarded The Strathmore Artist Papers Award at the 4th annual Signature American Watermedia Exhibition. Awarded a Merit Award at the Louisiana Watercolor Society 43rd International Exhibition, Selected to be featured in North Light Books' Splash 15: Creative Solutions and Strokes of Genius 6. 2012 John Singer Sargent Award TWSA National Exhibition, Watercolor Artist Magazine 'One to Watch', Cheap Joe's Art Stuff Award Watercolor West International Exhibition, Best In show and People's Choice Award BWS Luminosity exhibition, Elected a signature member of CSPWC, Accepted into the LWS and NWWS International exhibitions, Finalist and award certificate Canadian Brushstrokes Magazine still life, 2011 Awarded signature membership PWS, Honorable mention PPWS, Jade Fon memorial award CWA and juried into the PWS International exhibiton, Watercolor West International exhibition and CWA 42nd National Exhibition, INTERNATIONAL WATERMEDIA XVII exhibition, Honourable mention BWS `luminosity`Juried exhibition, Juried into NWWS 71st Annual exhibition, Finalist and award certificate Canadian Brushstrokes magazine Portraits and figurative, Feature Article Outspoken magazine, 2010 Juried into the Pennsylvania Watercolor society 31st international Juried exhibition, Juried into the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour CSPWC "Open Water" Juried exhibition, Juried into the Canadian Portrait society exhibition, Awarded 2nd place in the Best of Wet Canavas 2010 portrait section, 2008 Best in show and third place in the Georgina Art Gallery "Imagine" juried show