Tricia Kaman: From Life

Tricia Kaman, Hydrangea Symphony, 20” x 16”, oil

Back in March of 2018, Jolee Klugherz of Solon Center for the Arts reached out to me saying, “I noticed your work recently in the show at Lakeland Community College and was wondering if you would be interested in showing your work in our gallery? I am always looking for great local artists to exhibit in our Solon space.” And so, on Friday, October 4, I will be greeting guests as they arrive from 6:00 to 8:00pm for the reception of my solo exhibition, From Life.

This show is a comprehensive group of paintings which are all done “from life.”

Featured are a variety of works including still life, plein air and my favorite subject matter, people. Each reflects a direct response to working from a living subject versus working from a photographic reference.

There are many advantages to working from life: observing the nuances of color, seeing the atmosphere which is created by the luminous effects of natural light, and feeling the unique spiritual connection which comes from being in the company of a person or living thing.

Inspiration comes from perceiving the truth and beauty within them. I enjoy arranging the elements within the composition in order to capture and express this beauty.

How fitting that the show is being held in Solon’s Center for the Arts, a building full of life and full of creativity. It is a space where classes are held, and performances are given—a very active and very alive setting. Perfect for my painting creations From Life.

Visit Solon Center for the Arts at 6315 SOM Center Road, Solon,, or call 440.337.1400.


Reception 6–8pm Friday, October 4 | Solon Center for the Arts

Tricia Kaman Art Studio & Gallery

2026 Murray Hill, Suite 202

Cleveland, OH 44106