Oceanside CA— Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation and ArtWalls O’side are pleased to famed watercolorist, Kene Lohmann. Opening Reception will be held Thursday, February 20, 6:00, at O’side Bakery, 3815 Mission Ave., Suite 101.
Born and raised in North San Diego County, Kene Lohmann grew up painting. In early childhood he developed his passion for watercolor. He was privileged to study under noted San Diego County watercolorist, Thelma Speed Houston.
Kene later spent years in Hawaii, where he continued to study, paint, and exhibit his works. His colorful landscapes invite the viewer into the painting for a visual escape. His love of nature and the world around us is captured in his works that dazzle the eye with their intense color palette. “I strive for that emotional reaction connecting the viewer to my work,” states the artist.
Kene’s watercolors are treasured in many private collections throughout the United States and Europe and have earned numerous awards in juried shows and exhibitions. A portion of Kene’s sale are donated to different children’s organizations throughout San Diego County including Oceanside’s A.C.E. Studio.
Oside Bakery will be providing tasty treats, and music will be provided by the talented Stefani Stevens. A no-host bar will be available.