Kerima began exhibiting her paintings publicly in 2006.
She has continuously participated in juried exhibits and received numerous awards.
Her artwork can be viewed at several venues in the San Francisco East Bay area,
including Valley Art Gallery and Blackhawk Gallery.
Kerima creates in her studio and outdoors, and furthers her skills by self-study and workshops.
Kerima lives with her family in Northern California.
I make art because I have to.
The strong pull of art creation has been with me all of my life.
Creative process fills me with a sense of awe and wonder.
What I create depends on my mood and what goes on around me.
Sometimes I draw inspiration from places I’ve visited or subjects that affect me.
Other times I allow creative energy to take me to surprising places.
I enjoy multiple formats and media, creating on location and in my studio.
My goal is to follow my heart and soul and keep on creating.