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July 9, 2008 > Just Plein Fun!

Just Plein Fun!

By Mona Shah

The Fremont Art Association's (FAA) third quarter showcase artist is Robyn Leimer. Her work will be exhibited at the FAA Gallery from July 12 through July 27. Born at Hill Air Force base near Ogden Utah, Leimer spent many summer vacations with her grandparents enthralled by the splendor of nature seen from their front porch. The symmetry of shapes and bold bright variations of colors continually captured her eye.

After decades of helping others to achieve their life goals, Leimer began painting as a hobby, one which quickly blossomed into a passionate quest. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art's degree from San Jose State University and has continued to sharpen her skills in all mediums, especially oil painting. Working with nature presents a challenge to concentrate and absorb information, to see what others may take for granted. Studying with notable artists in California, Leimer paints portraits, still life and landscapes in her studio and on location (plein air).

Leimer enjoys the spontaneity of plein air painting. Starting with a blank canvas; being able to absorb from sight and sound. The challenge is to capture the essence from temperature, atmosphere and feelings while finding truth in nature. Robyn says, "Plein air painting is a pursuit that continues to challenge me and I love it. It is just plein fun!"

A reception for Leimer and additional third quarter exhibiting artists will be held on Sunday, July 13. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Just Plein Fun!

Artist Reception
Sunday, July 13
1:30 p.m. to 4:30pm.

July 12 through July 27

FAA Gallery
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday - Sunday,
37659 Niles Blvd., Fremont
(510) 792-0905

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