“Sunlight radiates a spectrum of seven color energies that touch us emotionally, physically and mentally each moment of the day. In our vast and astonishing world, we are surrounded by brilliant and beautiful colors that possess potent powers to heal. Take the time to look, feel, breathe and appreciate these magnificent hues of my work. Color excites me, and I let my mood of the moment direct me to the color palette that most energizes me to paint. My art is meant to nourish and heal, the heart and soul. I want people to feel an intense passion and connection with my work. I want my art to make people feel happy.”
Neil Kerman, artist and businessman, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he now creates his art not far from the world-famous Coney Island.
In 1972 with enhancing his creativity, Kerman earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Brooklyn College. After graduating, he went on to become a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in both New York and New Jersey where he has owned and operated nursing homes for the past 45 years. He is also an Activities Certified Consultant in which he designs, creates and implements individualized programs as therapeutic modalities in treating disabilities and illnesses while optimizing health and wellness for his residents. Kerman enjoys using colors to create cheerfulness for the residents of his nursing homes, while at the same time, creates paintings to visually stimulate the mind.
He has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences and seminars throughout the healthcare industry, and was also the recipient of a prestigious Eden Grant in the amount of $20,000 for improving the quality of life at long term health care facilities. He was also elected Businessman of the Year for his involvement in community affairs.
Kerman gives credit to his painting abilities and love for colors to his uncle, Jack Adler, who was a long-time illustrator/colorist for DC Comics where strong colors were used to drive visual excitement for the likes of Superman and Batman. Kerman states, “My abstract art speaks a visual language unto itself that elicits emotions, feelings, moods, textures, patterns and colors to create memorable, dynamic and exuberant works of art.” He is truly honored to have been invited to exhibit his art around the world (Spain, Switzerland, England, France, Israel, Singapore, Korea, Brazil and Monaco). He believes his greatest honor of all was his solo show at the United Nations in New York this past year titled, “Alzheimer's: Global Initiative,” where his paintings expressed the emotions and feelings of those that suffer from this debilitating disease. In addition, was his astounding privilege to have his works exhibited at the Louvre in Paris, France.
Donald Woodrow, an international photographer, stated it best when he said, “When I first came to photograph Kerman’s work, I was so touched by the beauty of the colors in his paintings, that I was moved to tears.”