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I grew up in Northern California, the single child of back-to-the-land parents who met at U.C. Berkeley during the Vietnam War. My early years were spent under the giant Redwoods taking goats on walks, creating communal banana slug, newt and centipede farms, and dressing up my pet rats and making them ride the dog.

I graduated from California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland with a BFA in Photography in 1997 and now reside in Portland Oregon where I do fine art, private commissions and occasional illustration.  I have shown at Vermillion, Gallery 1988, Thinkspace, Roq la Rue, the Crocker Museum, the AKC Museum of the Dog, and The China Institute in Paris, and have been published in "Subculture in the World" (Shoeisha, Japan), "Spectrum - The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art" (volumes 13, 15, 19), and Studio Visit Magazine (Open Studios Press, Boston, MA) 2009 & 2010. I am currently a member of…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 15
  • Joined August 15, 2007

Favorite materials

Watercolor, Acrylic, Charcoal, Glitter, Sequins, Gems, Mica Flakes, Gold Leaf

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KamalaDKingsley
Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley

About

I grew up in Northern California, the single child of back-to-the-land parents who met at U.C. Berkeley during the Vietnam War. My early years were spent under the giant Redwoods taking goats on walks, creating communal banana slug, newt and centipede farms, and dressing up my pet rats and making them ride the dog.

I graduated from California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland with a BFA in Photography in 1997 and now reside in Portland Oregon where I do fine art, private commissions and occasional illustration.  I have shown at Vermillion, Gallery 1988, Thinkspace, Roq la Rue, the Crocker Museum, the AKC Museum of the Dog, and The China Institute in Paris, and have been published in "Subculture in the World" (Shoeisha, Japan), "Spectrum - The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art" (volumes 13, 15, 19), and Studio Visit Magazine (Open Studios Press, Boston, MA) 2009 & 2010. I am currently a member of Waterstone Gallery.

My artwork is inspired by horticulture, marine biology, Art Nouveau, childhood experiences, religious art, Japanese Prints, stained glass, nostalgia, kitsch, mythology, old kid’s books, fantastical creatures, obsessions of the Victorian era, costume jewelry, riding the fine line between tacky and beautiful, & the endlessly bizarre manifestations of nature. I like the interaction of light & dark, good and bad, innocence and complication, humour & gravity, and the reality of the natural world & the human need to idealize it. I also enjoy just the right amount of glitter.

website: kamaladolphinkingsley.com

facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kamala-Dolphin-Kingsley-Artist/161671650528546

If you see something there you'd like a print of, that isn't listed for sale here, let me know and I'll list one for you.

*I also offer hand retouching/embellishing/'bedazzling' if you will, of my Giclee's, for an additional fee. Price depends on which image and what print size. Feel free to ask about prices.
This is a good example of one such print: https://www.flickr.com/photos/8721103@N02/sets/72157649295649413

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