Lenor Bingham

The Saturated Palette

May 3 - May 24, 2022

Reception: May 5, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The daughter of an inventor and an artist, American painter Lenor Bingham grew up on Long Island, amidst her father’s extravagant contraptions and her mother’s sculptures. Frequent trips to museums spurred a passion for modern art and Abstract Expressionism; while childhood travels to Latin America enlivened her palette. 

Bingham paints delicate portraits of family life, dream-like vignettes evoking childhood memories, folk tales, or tender declarations of love for her children. The desire for intimacy and preservation of the familiar nucleus are recurring themes in her work, although not overtly addressed. Bingham’s Chagallian aesthetic is achieved through layers of acrylic, watercolor, and ink, partially washed-out with bleach. This act of covering and uncovering casts tiny hints to the underlying stories resulting in poetic works of unparalleled textural complexity.

Bingham formally studied art under Toby Klayman at the Fort Mason Art Center in San Francisco. She exhibited her art in solo and group shows in Portland, OR, and New York. A wine enthusiast, avid hiker, and licensed esthetician, she now runs a German restaurant with her husband. She works and lives in Portland, OR. 

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The Ant Trap
The Ant Trap
Chantilly Lace
Chantilly Lace
Birds Eye View
Birds Eye View
End of Summer Bummer
End of Summer Bummer
If I Played a Guitar
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Postponed Vacations
Postponed Vacations

Lenor Bingham

The Saturated Palette

May 3 - May 24, 2022

Reception: May 5, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Ant Trap
The Ant Trap

Acrylic & Ink on Paper
18" x 24"

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The daughter of an inventor and an artist, American painter Lenor Bingham grew up on Long Island, amidst her father’s extravagant contraptions and her mother’s sculptures. Frequent trips to museums spurred a passion for modern art and Abstract Expressionism; while childhood travels to Latin America enlivened her palette. 

Bingham paints delicate portraits of family life, dream-like vignettes evoking childhood memories, folk tales, or tender declarations of love for her children. The desire for intimacy and preservation of the familiar nucleus are recurring themes in her work, although not overtly addressed. Bingham’s Chagallian aesthetic is achieved through layers of acrylic, watercolor, and ink, partially washed-out with bleach. This act of covering and uncovering casts tiny hints to the underlying stories resulting in poetic works of unparalleled textural complexity.

Bingham formally studied art under Toby Klayman at the Fort Mason Art Center in San Francisco. She exhibited her art in solo and group shows in Portland, OR, and New York. A wine enthusiast, avid hiker, and licensed esthetician, she now runs a German restaurant with her husband. She works and lives in Portland, OR. 

The Ant Trap
The Ant Trap
Chantilly Lace
Chantilly Lace
Birds Eye View
Birds Eye View
End of Summer Bummer
End of Summer Bummer
If I Played a Guitar
If I Played a Guitar
Postponed Vacations
Postponed Vacations
Inquire Buy on ARTmine View Catalog

The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas
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