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Opens December 1 

Kee Gallery Artists

Kathleen Strukoff

Painting alla prima, or at first, is what thrills Kathleen the most about painting. Capturing the essence of a scene on location in one quick and energetic session when possible is the idea. However, she often takes those on-location smaller paintings and develops them into larger ones in her studio.

Kathleen uses a combination of palette knife and vigorous brushwork with bold colors to express my translation of the scene. Being able to capture coastal scenes on both coasts and hope that it helps in some small way bring awareness to the need to preserve these spaces is something she is passionate about.

Her love for painting landscapes began as a young girl growing up in New Mexico. Like many artists, she was moved by the spectacular vistas and colors that you see in nature on a daily basis when you live in the high desert areas of this state. Her paintings have been described as evoking a feeling of loneliness embraced by mysterious beauty.

She has studied with a variety of outstanding plein air artists and teachers: Deborah Paris, Kenn Backhaus, George Strickland, Ken Auster and Camille Prezwodek.

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Ernesto Ramirez

Ernesto was born in Guanajuato, Mexico. When he was 5 years old, his parents moved to Mazatlán. Growing up on the Pacific Coast he fell in love with the ocean, but always had the desire to go back to Guanajuato to pursuit his dream of becoming an Architect. He had a passion for arts, building, design and creativity.  At 18, he moved to Guanajuato and began his college degree in Architecture at the University of Guanajuato. During college, I rediscovered his passion for painting.

Ernesto is uncommitted to any particular medium. He has been working on paintings using oils, wax, and acrylic paint. His inspiration for the new series called La Lucha Libre, he used acrylic and oil paint with wax and pastels on canvas. This is a good representation of his style………COLORFUL!!

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Erich Meager

After graduating from NYIT in New York with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology, Erich spent most of his career working in various facets of the lighting design industry. After moving to Palm Springs from San Francisco with his husband, he worked in design before continuing his education and obtaining his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Riverside, achieving a personal goal of completing the first draft of his novel “Warm Brothers.”

Returning to his design roots in late 2020, a project inspired by the concrete breezeway blocks used in buildings throughout Palm Springs, he designed and created Shadowtiles. Stepped curves, concentric circles, shifting shapes or simple rotations at 90 degrees are just a few of the design techniques used to create his pieces.
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About Kee Gallery

Community – Kee Gallery artists strive to create spaces where strangers become friends, and genuine engagement is the norm. They are unapologetically themselves and show up courageously and authentically because they know that fortune favors the bold. They are committed to positively impacting their community, and they approach every opportunity seeking to create enduring value and make a lasting difference.

Innovation – These artists are not afraid to challenge the status quo and are always looking for new ideas and approaches to continuously improve and evolve. They embrace experimentation and are not afraid to take risks, because they know that’s where breakthroughs happen.

Liveliness – They bring energy and vitality to every event and interaction, infusing a sense of playfulness and joy into their gallery and their creations.

Belonging – They are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and encourages collaboration.

Kee Gallery

Open Wed. – Sun., 11 am – 4 pm

Closed Monday & Tuesday

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