REDLANDS, CA – Jean Larson Cranmer died in 1996, but her spirit lives on through her watercolor
and oil artworks which will be featured this March during the “Evening
with the Artists” event at Redlands Community Hospital.
Cranmer, who was an active member of the Redlands art community, was an
award-winning oil and watercolor painter who taught art classes at Redlands
Adult School in her later life.
As a graduate of Stanford University in 1944, Cranmer served on the Watercolor
West Board of Directors and was chairman of two of the organization’s
national shows. She held other positions with the Redlands Art Association
as an officer and director, was a member of the National Watercolor Society,
and served on the board of directors of the San Bernardino County Museum’s
Fine Arts Institute.
“I loved her freedom with transparent watercolor; particularly her
rendering of flowers,” said fellow Redlands watercolor artist Pat
Fullerton in a Redlands Daily Facts article from 2011. “She had
a free approach to using watercolor to the best of its advantages together
with deft strokes.”
Cranmer’s work joins local artists Patricia Rose Ford, Ginger Pena,
Donal Jolley, and Paul Strahm at the annual ‘Evening of the Artists’
event this spring. Cranmer’s artwork will be available for purchase
at the Stan and Ellen Weisser Education Pavilion from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
on Friday, March 30 and proceeds will benefit the Redlands Community Hospital
Foundation art fund. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will also be served
at the event during the elegant evening occasion. An entrance fee of $20
is payable at the door or in advance.
For more information on the ‘Evening with the Artists’ event,
or to RSVP please call (909) 335-5500.
Redlands Community Hospital Foundation is a nonprofit organization
which supports Redlands Community Hospital.