Alameda Images on Display at Library

Here’s a look at the Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry through the eyes of artist John Kammer, whose work is now on display at the Alameda Free Library on Oak Street (at Lincoln Ave.).

An opening reception was held at the library for Kammer on March 3.

Kammer is a native of Atlantic City, N.J., and he moved to California in 1988.

His style, he says on his website, is a blend of realism and impressionism. ¬†And he aims to capture the “glowing transparency of the California coastal light.”

Kammer’s work has received awards on both coasts, and his art can be found in collections and galleries of the East and West, as well.

Kammer says he is very partial to Alameda’s Victorian homes and coastal vistas, which are some of his most common themes.

And the community is certainly privileged to have the fruits of Kammer’s work to help us better appreciate such themes.

As the painting below shows, Kammer loves to work outdoors and has practiced the “plein air” style for decades.

Janet Levaux