Check out a Murrieta artist’s award-winning Santa Claus painting

A watercolor painting of Santa Claus has won recognition for a Murrieta artist.

imageA painting of Santa Claus by Murrieta artist Susan Keith won an award from the San Diego Watercolor Society. (Photo courtesy of San Diego Watercolor Society)

Susan Keith‘s “Checkin’ his list” took the Best Miniature award in the San Diego Watercolor Society’s December member show. Keith, a retired teacher, started her professional art career in 2013 and has had artwork in local and regional shows, where she has won various honors, a society news release states.

The free exhibit that includes Keith’s painting will be at The San Diego Watercolor Society’s art gallery through Sunday, Dec. 30. The gallery is in The Arts District Liberty Station, 2825 Dewey Road, Building 202. It is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 pm.