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Kingsawin Designs

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Announcement    Welcome to Kingsawin Designs
for A Pony On My Boat. We are 2 artists living on our sailboat SpiritHawk. Kingsawin is a certified Tlingit Haida Tribal Artist creating Northwest traditional form line art featuring spirit animals. Sheree is a graphic artist and painter. We were inspired to put our own art on Face Masks to wear during the Pandemic. We had so much fun designing them. We hope you have had fun wearing a piece of Kingsawin’s art. In the process of creating the face masks we realized Kingsawin’s designs could lend themselves to clothing and our clothing line, Kingsawin Designs, developed. To learn more about us read our artist bios and the about me section for the store. Thank you, Kingsawin and Sheree

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Last updated on Jun 10, 2022

Welcome to Kingsawin Designs
for A Pony On My Boat. We are 2 artists living on our sailboat SpiritHawk. Kingsawin is a certified Tlingit Haida Tribal Artist creating Northwest traditional form line art featuring spirit animals. Sheree is a graphic artist and painter. We were inspired to put our own art on Face Masks to wear during the Pandemic. We had so much fun designing them. We hope you have had fun wearing a piece of Kingsawin’s art. In the process of creating the face masks we realized Kingsawin’s designs could lend themselves to clothing and our clothing line, Kingsawin Designs, developed. To learn more about us read our artist bios and the about me section for the store. Thank you, Kingsawin and Sheree

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Native Alaskan Art & ActiveWear By Kingsawin a Certified Tlingit Haida Tribal Artist

James “Kingsawin” Reed creates traditional Pacific Northwest Formline Art. He is a 4th Generation Native American Shipwright and Artist raised and trained in the Pacific Northwest.

He is Eagle Bear Clan from the Tongass People and the Tlingit Tribe of Southeast Alaska, where for generations, indigenous people have has a rich heritage as craftsman and artists. The Tlingit are artisans, mariners and canoe travelers, fishermen, hunters, gatherers, and traders. It was only natural for James to become a shipbuilder and artist like his Grandfather, Totem Pole Carver, Shipwright and Artist, Charles “Charlie” Brown who was the master carver of the totem poles in Saxeman Park in Ketchikan, Alaska. James’ mother gave him his Indian name, Kingsawin, which he uses also as his artist name. It was his Great Uncle’s before him and it is an honor to continue the tradition. As an emerging artist, Kingsawin has also has a line of jewelry and sculptures in development.

My name is Sheree and I am the digital designer who lays out the clothing designs in keeping with Kingsawin’s vision for his clothing line. While I have had this Etsy Store since 2009 we have only recently begun to add our creations to it. We are both semi-retired from our other careers and 2020 was the year for us to follow the path to create more art. 2022 is our year to go sailing and be more creative while living in the moment. Please follow us while we continue our journey.

The Rest of The Story

Recently we changed the name of our store to Kingsawin Designs because our clothing line is growing beyond Facemasks. In 2019 we rebranded our Etsy Shop to “A Pony on My Boat”. As live aboard sailors, when we are traveling, and doing art shows, someone has to watch our boat.... Ha Ha! Pony's are very good at that. LOL. Seriously though, we were looking for a domain name and marketing plan that would feature the work of two artists, with different styles and embrace the fact that we live on a sailboat. At happy hour one day a friend randomly shared lyrics from the song "If I Had A Boat" by Lyle Lovett. Both of us had heard the song before and liked it very much. Kingsawin had always wanted to have pony and I had a horse farm for many years.

As a painter I have a passion for quick, vibrant brush strokes of color. My Art on the Run series is created from photography of animals and things in motion. I have participated in ArtPrize of Grand Rapids twice and have been accepting portrait commissions since 2011.  I have been painting since high school and have been involved in the Visual Arts ever since attending New York School of Interior Design in New York City. From 2008 through 2018 I owned two different Art Galleries in Michigan. The first one in West Michigan featuring 25 new artists and my work. The second one featured primarily my own work as the artist in residence at an arts and adventure shop in Northern Michigan.

Together Kingsawin and I are excited to continue developing our clothing line Kingsawin Designs.

Gunalchéesh,
Sheree Lincoln

Shop members

  • Sheree Lincoln

    Designer, Customer Service

    Sheree Lincoln is an artist who paints with fluid acrylic with quick, vibrant strokes of color. As a web graphic designer for over 25 years she is a natural as the fashion layout designer and social media director for Kingsawin Designs.

  • James "Kingsawin" Reed

    Owner, Designer

    James Reed, or Kingsawin is a Tlingit Haida certified tribal artist from Southeast Alaska. In 2022 he retired from a 30 year career in boat building. He was inspired to be an artisan by his Grandfather, Master Carver and Shipwright, Charlie Brown.

Production partners

  • Art of Where

    Montreal, QC

    Art of Where creates high quality wearable garments and accessories printed with our artwork on it. They have a team of employees that print, cut, sew, and package your order from start to finish in their production studio in Montreal, Canada. Leaving us more time to create more art!

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
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HOLIDAY CUTOFF DATES!!!

The holiday cut off dates for delivery in time for Christmas have passed. Any thing ordered the first week of December will most probably arrive after December 25th. It is possible that expedited shipping might help but only on items ordered by December 14th.