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Saturday, September 02, 2017

A Walk in the Woods at Bell's Tavern


I'm having a solo show at Bell's Tavern with recent paintings depicting the woodlands, rivers, lakes, and mountain top vistas I've seen on hikes in northern New Jersey and beyond.


"Laurel Falls" 30x20 inches oil on canvas

"The Musconetcong River" 15x20 inches oil on canvas


The show runs August 31 through the end of October, 2017 at:

Bell's Tavern
183 North Union Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
[map & directions]

Bell's continues to be my favorite restaurant in Lambertville - the food is great, prices reasonable, some good beers on tap, I hope you get a chance to stop by.

Note that Bell's has dinner and evening hours only:
Mon-Thurs 6pm-9:30pm, Fri & Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 5pm-9pm 

"Winter at Stephens" 8x10 inches oil on linen on board


Thursday, August 03, 2017

Journeys - Final Weekend and Closing Reception

Journeys - Final Weekend

a 2-person show with Joe Kazimierczyk and Beatrice Bork

at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ

July 6 - August 6, 2017
Closing Reception: Sunday, August 6, 2-4 pm

"Laurel Falls"
30 x 20" oil on linen


"Journeys", my 2-person show with Beatrice Bork is coming to an end. To wrap up our 3rd successful show together, we are having a closing reception / "Coffee & Conversation" on the final day, Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Beatrice and I will both be at the gallery and we hope you can stop by to join us for some conversation and light refreshments.

a portion of my wall in the show

some of Beatrice Bork's work in the show


A big thanks to The Times of Trenton and Janet Purcell for publishing a nice review of the show:
(click here to read the full text)


"Journeys" runs through Aug 6, 2017 at:

Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ
[map & directions]
Gallery hours: Thursday through Sunday 11am-6pm
 Thanks to everyone who helped make this a successful show!

"From Allamuchy Mountain"
11 x 14" oil on canvas


Saturday, July 01, 2017

"Journeys" - July at Artists' Gallery

"Journeys"
a 2-person show with Joe Kazimierczyk and Beatrice Bork
at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ
July 6 - August 6, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 8, 5-8:30 pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, August 6, 2-4 pm
Journeys
top: "New Dawn" by Beatrice Bork
bottom: "The Musconetcong" by Joe Kazimierczyk


This July, I'm teaming up with Beatrice Bork for our 3rd show together at Artists' Gallery. Beatrice and I have very different approaches to painting but I think our work compliments each other's nicely. Bea is an award winning watercolorist and wildlife artist with a particular focus on painting birds. I continue to explore the landscape through my oil paintings. Though our journeys take us different places, we both find our inspiration in the natural world.


"Winter at Ghost Lake"
At Jenny Jump State Forest near Blairstown, NJ
11x14" oil on linen on board


In this show, the mountains and forests of northern New Jersey have been my source of inspiration. With a renewed interest in hiking, I've been busy exploring and discovering parks nearby that I never knew existed. My paintings in this show are entirely from places I've found on these hikes over the past year or so - scenes ranging from the Sourland Mountain near my home, to Stokes State Forest in north Jersey, and many points in between.

"From Wyanokie Hi Point"
In Norvin Green State Forest
12x24" oil on canvas

This is the most work that I will have on display at any one time this year, so I hope you get a chance to stop by and see the show.

"Journeys" runs July 6 through August 6, 2017 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 8, 5-8:30 pm at:
Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ
[map & directions]
Gallery hours: Thursday through Sunday 11am-6pm


"November Woods"
In Stokes State Forest
6x8" oil on canvas


We will also have a closing reception / "Coffee & Conversation" on the final day of the show, Sunday August 6, 2-4 pm
 
I hope you can join us!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Farms, Barns and Bridges

I am very pleased to have 3 paintings in the group show:

"Farms, Barns and Bridges"
Oct 24 to Dec 16, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov 18, 5:30 pm

at:

D&R Greenway's Marie L. Matthews Gallery
at Johnson Education Center
One Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609-924-4646
[map & directions]

"Clover Hill Barns"
11x14" oil on canvas


"On Cider Mill Road"
18x24" oil on canvas


"Summer's End"
11x14" oil on board



Gallery hours are weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm, except for holidays, and the third Saturday of the month, 1 pm to 4 pm.

Important: Please call 609-924-4646 ahead of time to ensure that art exhibition rooms are not being used for other purposes.



Artists included in this show are:

Jim Amon, Kathleen Amon, Bob Barish, Sheila Bodine, Nina Bolfing, Cheryl Bomba, Silvère Boureau, Gail Bracegirdle, Jay Brandinger, John Brecko, Peter Burt, Dylan Carroll, Richard Chenoweth, Larry Chestnut, Guy Ciarcia, Lisa DeMarsico, Connie Dierks, Suzanne Dinger, Jennifer Driscoll, Mike Dziomba, Lynn Ebeling, Sean Edwards, Renee Egan, Sandra Eliot, Fred Gardner, Carl Geisler, Dee Gozonsky, Helmut Kunst, Deborah Land, Barbara Lawrence,
Mary Leck, Ronald LeMahieu, Susan Liddle, Phillip Luth, Larry Parsons, William H. McCarroll, William Metz, Mary M. Michaels, Shana Mimnaugh, Susan Mitrano, Pamela Neece, Joyce Ochs, Sandy O'Connor, Tasha O'Neill, Santford Overton, Paula Pearl, Dallas Piotrowski, Charles Plohn, Bennett Povlow, Teresa Prashad, Pat Proniewski, Janet Purcell, Jack Quinn, Richard Rappleyea, Cindy Roesinger, Peggy J. Rose, Denise Sandy, Sandra Shapiro, C.A. Shofed, Margaret Simpson, Allison Singer, Aurelle P. Sprout, Lucia Stout, Robert Sussna, Judith Sutton, Tom Chesar, Annelies van Dommelen, Ellen Veden, Samuel Vovsi, Patrick Walsh, Mary Waltham, Mary Ann Weisser, J. Michael Williams, Rebecca Wojchiechowicz, Evan Wolarsky, William Wolfe, Joy Yagid, Jane Zamost, Steve Zazenski, Ewa Zeller, Anne Zeman


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Inspiring Places - Final Weekend and Closing Reception

"Inspiring Places"
 August 4 - September 5, 2016
a 2-person show with Joe Kazimierczyk and Carol Sanzalone

Final Weekend
and
Closing Reception: Sunday, September 4, 3-6 pm 


"Giant"
in the Adirondack Mountains
12x36" oil on canvas


This is the final weekend for "Inspiring Places", my show at Artists' Gallery with Carol Sanzalone.

The final day is Monday, Labor Day, Sept 5, 2016, and we are having a Closing Reception on Sunday, Sept 4, from 3-6 pm.
Carol and I will both be there and we hope you can stop by and join us for some light refreshments.

 a portion of Joe Kazimierczyk's wall



a portion of Carol Sanzalone's wall


As this show comes to an end, I can't resist showing this painting of me driving off into a sunset in the Catskills:

"Catskill Evening"
11x14" oil on canvas

"Inspiring Places" runs until Monday Sept 5, 2016 at:
Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ
[map & directions]
Gallery hours: Thursday through Sunday 11am-6pm + Monday Sept 5, 11am-6pm

  I hope to see you on Sunday, and thanks to everyone who helped make this a successful show.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

"Inspiring Places" - the art of Joe Kazimierczyk and Carol Sanzalone

"Inspiring Places"
a 2-person show with Joe Kazimierczyk and Carol Sanzalone
at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ 

August 4 - September 5, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 6, 4-7 pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, September 4, 3-6 pm


This August, I'm teaming up with Carol Sanzalone for our 2nd show together at Artists' Gallery. This is my big show for the year and I hope you can stop by to see it.

I've always considered painting to be a natural extension of my exploration of the countryside. In the past couple of years I've renewed my interest in hiking and getting a bit more remote. In this show, my Inspiring Places are scenes from these hiking trips. Locations include the Delaware Water Gap, other North Jersey parks, and a bit further afield in the Catskills and Adirondack Mountains.


"Upper Ausable Lake"
in the Adirondack Mountains
12x24" oil on canvas

Gone are the barns and country roads that I paint so often, they're replaced by mountains in this show. But I have to confess there will be a couple of paintings with roads, I guess I just can't help myself. I'm still painting with oils in a style of traditional realism, it's only the locale that's changed.

"Neversink Morning Mist"
in the Catskill Mountains
11x14" oil on canvas

Carol Sanzalone, my partner in this show, paints in watercolor and acrylic. With an interest in the graphic qualities of shadows and light, she takes a very creative approach to her subjects.

"Inspiring Places" runs August 4 through September 5, 2016 with an opening reception on Saturday, August 6, 4-7 pm at:
Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ
[map & directions]
Gallery hours: Thursday through Sunday 11am-6pm

 
We will also have a Closing Reception on the final Sunday of the show, September 4, from 3-6 pm
 
We hope you can join us!

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Solo Show at Bell's Tavern



I'm happy to be exhibiting my work at Bell's Tavern Dining Room once again.  I am showing 14 paintings, a mix of earlier pieces and more recent work.

The show runs March 3 through May 4, 2016 at:

Bell's Tavern
183 North Union Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
[map & directions]

Please note that Bell's has dinner and evening hours only:
Mon-Thurs 6pm-9:30pm, Fri & Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 5pm-9pm

Here are a few of the paintings I have on display (click for larger):


"Blue Heron Farm"
12x24" oil on canvas
 


"Canal Bridge"
11x14 oil on panel


"Bell's Mills" 
8x10" oil on linen on panel

About my painting "Bell's Mills", I don't know what the name of this mill really is or was.  It's on the South Branch of the Raritan River at Neshanic Station, NJ.  But an 1860 map in the township library shows a town called Bell's Mills at this location, and no mention of Neshanic Station.  So Bell's Mills seemed a good title.



Bell's Tavern

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Small Works in a Small Town - December at Artists' Gallery

I have about a dozen paintings at Artists' Gallery now for our group show:

"Small Works in a Small Town"
Dec 10, 2015 to Jan 31, 2016

Open House: Saturday, Dec 10, 1-7pm


Our 16 gallery artists are showing mostly smaller works for the holiday season.  These are some of the works I have at the gallery now:




Besides this being our annual holiday show, Artists' Gallery is celebrating it's 20th anniversary!  The show runs until Jan 31, 2016, with an Open House this weekend, Saturday, Dec 10, 2015, 1-7pm.

Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ
[map & directions]
Gallery hours: Thursday through Sunday 11am-6pm

Here's a look at some work by all 16 gallery artists:

 
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