S&R Department Store

Shirley Gibson-Langille


It was a sad day in Kingston when the S&R Department Store closed after fifty years of business. It certainly had been a big part of my life. I painted this picture in 2009, just before it closed. The recession and competition from downtown merchants were part of the reason for closing.

About the artist:

Shirley Gibson-Langille was born in Toronto, but now calls Kingston home, where she is very active in the arts scene. As a Romantic Painter, Shirley works on location, taking the time to connect with her subject, always with a feeling of joy for the love of things just as they are!   

Over the past many years, Shirley has given and continues to give her artists’ perspective to so many of the unique nooks and crannies of Kingston, as well as the other special locations she captures in her work.

Shirley specializes in Portraits of homes and businesses.

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