‘California Landscapes’ – Times

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Claudia Lima will be the featured artist for May at Ciara’s Irish Shop in Old Town Eureka. A reception will be held for her Saturday during Arts Alive! from 6 to 9 p.m.

Lima will be exhibiting her “California Landscapes” — oil paintings on panel of Carmel and Humboldt County beaches and the Klamath River, and pastel paintings of local barns and landscapes. Lima has just recently started painting plein air, and she also does some studio work from photos.

”I can’t get enough of the local color that this state has to offer,” she said. “I’ve drawn all my life, but started painting 20 years ago.”

According to her artist’s statment, the “strong strokes and vibrant colors” of her paintings reflect both her love of California

Article source: http://www.times-standard.com/lifestyle/ci_23163619/california-landscapes

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