The Jackson County Arts Council is thrilled to welcome the latest Rotunda Gallery Artist Raina Kranz.
Biography: Raina Kranz-Kaplan – A Journey of Color, Movement, and Self-Love
Step into the vibrant world of Raina Kranz, a multi-talented artist whose life’s journey weaves together
her passion for personal training, illustration, and design. Creating a life in the picturesque embrace of
the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Raina found inspiration in her surroundings,
channeling the essence of joy, connection, and peace into her artwork.
Raina’s artistic odyssey began as she pursued her lifelong love for color and movement. With 40 years’
experience in personal training, she possessed a deep understanding of the human body’s grace and
form. This intimate knowledge infused her artwork with a unique sense of rhythm and fluidity, capturing
the essence of life’s intricate dances.
Growing up as a female in our society, Raina faced her share of challenges and societal expectations.
However, she transformed these experiences into a wellspring of creativity and resilience. Her art
became a platform to explore the complexities of identity, empowering both herself and her audience
with a sense of understanding and unity.
The heart of Raina’s work lies in her ability to evoke emotions and bring people together through the
transformative power of light, color, and movement. Each brushstroke or carefully crafted design is
imbued with a sense of self-discovery and love, inviting viewers to embark on their own personal
journeys of exploration and connection
Join us on this extraordinary voyage as Raina Kranz-Kaplan invites you to celebrate the beauty of life, the
power of art, and the boundless possibilities that arise when we embrace light, color, movement, and
the infinite capacity for self-discovery. Together, let us revel in the joy of connection and find solace in
the shared experiences that bring us closer, fostering a sense of unity and love that transcends all