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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Tricia Kaman

Tricia Kaman Studio/Gallery
Other 2026 Murray Hill Rd #202
Cleveland OH 44106 US
Home Phone: 216-559-6478 Website:


Tricia Kaman has been painting traditional figurative works for over 50 years. She
started drawing portraits at Cedar Point Amusement Park and perfected
“working from life” on pastel sketches and silhouettes of guests; later becoming
the Founder & President of Kaman’s Art Shoppes, where she has trained well
over 1,000 portrait artists.
She attended Cleveland’s Cooper School of Art, Cleveland Institute of Art, and
the Art Students League, New York. Tricia has studied under Nelson Shanks at
Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia.
Tricia has exhibited in hundreds of juried regional, national, and international
shows including the Grand National Exhibit at the Salmagundi Club in New York
City. Her work has shown in group invitationals at NYC’s Agora Gallery and
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery. Tricia works mainly with oil and pastels, as she feels
that these mediums allow her to embrace the depth and richness that is
projected by her subjects.
Currently, Tricia’s studio and gallery is housed in the historic Little Italy of
Cleveland, Ohio. It is here where Tricia finds true happiness and tranquility.
Whether she is working on a new painting or hosting a workshop for aspiring
artists in the area, Tricia finds that her time in the studio is her most cherished.
Ever the student as well, Tricia continues to travel the nation, studying with
master artists such as Dan Thompson, Nelson Shanks, and Steve Early. Through
these workshops, Tricia strives to perfect her technique, bringing back what she
has learned and is happy to pass on to others.

Artist Statement

The act of painting portraits, as well as landscapes and still life, creates a portal into a place of inner peace. Whether I’m painting outdoors in plein air, or painting portraits in my studio, I have an attachment to my subject. The finished work enables the viewer to see through my eyes. Each model is gifted with the time to be still and quiet to enjoy their thoughts undisturbed by the demands of the world. The viewer is given that same time and space when observing the artwork. The paintings will not judge, or make demands of the observer. Rather, these images gently encourage the viewer to find inner stillness and reflection.