Authors

  1. Kaiman, Charles MSN, RN, NP, CS

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Two Albuquerque Moons, watercolors, 9" x 6" and 6" x 9", 2007.

 

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Charles Kaiman is a painter and a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric mental health nursing at the New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Albuquerque. From 1960 to 1966 he studied at the Art Students League of New York with Jean Liberte and Edwin Dickinson. He also holds a bachelor's degree in art education from New York University and has taught painting and drawing. He has had 14 one-man shows in New York and is currently represented by Blue Mountain Gallery in New York City. For more information, visit http://www.charleskaimanpainter.com.

  
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Kaiman says, "When I moved to Albuquerque from New York City five years ago, one of the first things I noticed was the intensity of the moonlight-strong enough to read by-and the moon itself, constant, ineffable, and mysterious. These paintings are from a Moon Journal I kept from August through November 2007. It was a difficult time for me, because of illness in my family and because we were getting many psychologically wounded soldiers back from Iraq and Afghanistan in our posttraumatic stress disorder clinic. The stress of all that could easily have led to burnout. Painting the moon every night revived and rejuvenated me and allowed me to continue treating patients." Contact artist: ckaiman@comcast.net.