Kamala will next be show work with us, as part of, Habitat", and exhibition curated for the Earth & Ocean Arts Festival, opening on September 20. Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley makes mixed media paintings, using a combination of watercolor, acrylic, glitter, sequins and gold leaf. Her art is inspired by nature portrayed with otherworldly flair. The basis of her paintings is rooted in marine biology, ecology and the natural environment, but her approach is influenced by a myriad of diverse aesthetic concerns and story telling formats. Art Nouveau, kitsch, Asian art, and psychadelia provide visual cues, while childhood nostalgia, fairy tales, histories and an “Alice in Wonderland” sensibility drive the content.
She graduated from CCAC in Oakland, CA, with a BFA in photography in 1997 and currently resides in Oregon. She has exhibited across the US and Internationally, and was recently awarded a combined Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking/Visual Arts Residency at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.