Ona Kingdon

My years of experience teaching deaf children 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. Colour palette is very important to me in helping to create this ‘soul’ in a painting. I enjoy the subtleties of glazing to build shape and form and develop the colours I feel best convey the atmosphere I am after.

If you have any questions you can email me at ona@onak.ca

Awards and Publications

Winsor and Newton Award California Watercolor Association 44th National Exhibition

Charles Strissel Memorial Award IWS 30th National Exhibition

First Place Niagara Watercolor Society Spring Show

The Framing Depot Gold Award for Best in Show BWS Impressions of the Heart Exhibition

Selected to feature in North Light Books Splash 16: The Best of Watercolour

Featured in The International Watercolour Society 2014 catalogue

Feature Article in the Art of Watercolour Magazine Issue 12

Donors Award at the Transparent Watercolor Society of America's 37th National Exhibition

Best In Show and the Framing Depot Portrait Award at the BWS Luminosity 2013 Juried Exhibition

The Strathmore Artist Papers Award at the 4th annual Signature American Watermedia Exhibition.

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.

Selected as one of the Watercolor Artist Magazine 2012 ‘One’s to Watch’ and featured
in the December 2012 issue

The Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff Award’ at the Watercolor West
44th International Juried Exhibition

People’s Choice Award BWS ‘Impressions 2012 Exhibition

John Singer Sargent Award TWSA 2012 Exhibition

The Framing Depot Gold Award for Best in show BWS Luminosity Exhibition

Peoples Choice Award BWS Luminosity 2012 Exhibition

Published in Canadian Brushstrokes Magazine

Jade Fon Memorial Award California Watercolor Association 42nd National Exhibition

Honorable Mention Pikes Peak Watercolor Society International Watermedia XV11 Exhibition

Honorable mention BWS Luminosity 2011.

Finalist in the Canadian Brushstrokes Magazine's Portrait competition.

Web: http://www.onak.ca

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Works by Ona Kingdon

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