| 03 March, 2014 09:09
“Illuminated by Nature” – Moraga Art Gallery hosts show of oil and acrylic paintings by Kerima Swain and watercolor paintings by Karen Kramer
MORAGA: The Moraga Art Gallery announces a new show entitled “Illuminated by Nature” highlighting the beauty and wonder of the natural world through oil and acrylic paintings by resident artist Kerima Swain and watercolor paintings by guest artist Karen Kramer. The show opens March 19 and will run through May 31, 2014. There will be an opening reception to see the exhibit and meet the gallery’s artists on Saturday, March 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The reception is free and the public is invited to attend.
Walnut Creek artist Kerima Swain will feature her oil and acrylic paintings inspired by local scenes and her many visits to western national parks. A lover of nature, Kerima enjoys capturing breathtaking views with her camera and paintbrushes. She paints from her photographs as well as on location (plein air).
Originally from Taiwan, Kerima immigrated with her family at the age of17. Kerima started painting seriouslyfollowing many years of work in art-related fields including graphic design and art therapy. Her art education came from years of classes and workshops at Oregon State University, San Francisco State University, Notre Dame de Namur University, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education, ongoing Art Society lectures and self-study.
In 2006, Kerima began exhibiting her art publicly and has since received several awards in local juried shows. Her paintings are in the homes of private collectors in the United States and Europe. She is not only a member of the Moraga Art Gallery, but also is the director of the Blackhawk Gallery. For more about the artist, visit www.kerimaswain.com.