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Nom Kinnear King, “Sonnet”
August 15th – September 13th, 2020

Haven Gallery is pleased to present Nom Kinnear King for her first solo exhibition at the gallery entitled “Sonnet”. Consisting of fourteen new oil paintings, “Sonnet” features the artists quintessential female figures donned in Victorian era garb, gallivanting through the English countryside. These narrative paintings celebrate Kinnear King’s unique style of interweaving natural and man made worlds with the female form, thusly creating a new and surreal archetype and a sanctuary of magic, elegance and longing.

Nom, originally from the Norfolk countryside, studied Fine Art at Norwich School of Art and Design, going on to be based in Melbourne, Brighton, London and Varese Italy.
Nom now paints from her Studio back in the flatlands of Norfolk in the fine City of Norwich. Gathering inspiration from found objects and her surroundings; working in oils and pastels to create imaginary female portraits. The subjects are girls who roam from town to town in a patchwork old fashioned never world, where rusty melodies trail their steps, their curious behavior shadowed by sweet melancholy. Influenced from a young age by her father’s love of the impressionists, magical realism in literature, film and folklore from around the world. Nom has been filling her notebooks throughout the years with her solitary wanderers.

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