“Mrs. Neuman is a renowned artist that has partnered with me at San Cayetano Elementary School in Fillmore,” where Marholin retired as principal, “and also Club kids in Fillmore. She is amazing in that she elicits the best art from these kids that will rival any high school art show.”
Neuman is a versatile artist known for paintings and portraits in oil, acrylic and watercolor, painted pillows, brochures, logos and murals.
Originally from London, Neuman was educated at Chelsea School of Art; she has not only taught art in the Fillmore Unified School District but she also established the Piru School Independent Art program. In addition, she continues to teach art at San Cayetano School as well as at Westlake Montessori School and the Fillmore Senior Center.
On her website Neuman, whose work had been sold in the United States as well as Europe, notes she believes the purpose of creation is the “expansion of happiness. Painting is my small contribution to that goal.”
The Mission of the club is “To inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.”
Said Marholin of the art program, February 5 opening show and subsequent display at the Santa Paula Art Museum: “This is truly a win-win for our youth,” who have worked with an acclaimed artist and can “say they have had a piece of artwork hang in an art museum...how proud their families will be!”