Karen Leoni Demonstrates Oil Painting

Karen Leoni will demonstrate oil painting at the El Cerrito Art Association meeting at 7:00 pm on Sept.12 in the Garden Room of the El Cerrito Community Center.

Karen paints outside to capture the essence of landscape. Her demo will focus on “showing atmospheric perspective” while painting from a photo.

She works in both oil and pastel, believes the one enhances the other, and states, “Painting allows me to closely examine nature, and I now notice everyday things that otherwise would have passed me by. Time slows down when you paint or sketch. It’s magical.” Karen feels very fortunate to live in California surrounded by magnificent landscapes, yet also finds exploring new places a constant source of inspiration.

Her works are in galleries in California and New York, as well as corporate and private collections across the U.S. and Italy. In addition, she has received numerous awards in various juried events, plein air competitions, and exhibits.

Her art education includes the Academy of Art University Masters program in Fine Arts.


The Sept 12 meeting will be held in the Garden Room of the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito. The evening begins at 7:00 pm with social time and a “mini art show” of members’ work. A brief business meeting is held at 7:30, followed by the speaker.

El Cerrito Art Association meetings are open to the public, and visitors and new members are always welcome. For further information about this program, contact Barbara Daniell at 510-277-6996 or bdaniell1943@gmail.com. For more information about the Association, see www.elcerritoart.org. The Community Center is handicapped-accessible.