Joe Kazimierczyk often paints on location, but he likes to bicycle around with his camera, making photographs from which to work. He was cycling past River Lea Farm in Branchburg one day and stopped to photograph three cows in a field whose pose, as they spotted him, intrigued him. But before he knew it, every cow in sight started walking over to see what he was up to and he had a herd of 40 or 50 cows standing there looking at him.
“It was pretty weird but I got some great photographs,” he says.
Mr. Kazimierczyk paint landscapes, mostly within a 25 mile radius of his home in the Sourland Mountains. “There’s so much great scenery around here, I don’t feel the need to travel far to paint,” he says. “I was glad when Jack Koppel invited me to be part of the exhibit at the D&R Geenway (The Land That Feeds You through Nov. 7 in the Marie Matthews Gallery) – I love painting the local farmland so much, it’s an honor to be part of an exhibit designed to help other people appreciate what farmland we still have left here.”