Category Archives: realism

Chronicling New Jersey with a Paint Brush

After more than 40 years at Mercer County Community College, Professor of Fine Arts Mel Leipzig can claim a large swathe of the population as students. Many have gone on to successful art careers, citing him as a major influence. … Continue reading

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The Influence of a Master

Often called “New Jersey’s Greatest Living Painter,” Mel Leipzig is also a beloved teacher, whose students take his classes again and again, even after receiving recognition in their field. The West Windsor Arts Center is privileged to be exhibiting “The … Continue reading

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From Trenton to Africa, then Maine

Ever since there were threats last fall that the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie would be shuttering due to a lack of funds, I’ve been eager to get over there and find out what’s going on. “We are alive and … Continue reading

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Through the Lens of Transcendent Realism

Artists everywhere seem to understand that laundry blowing in the breeze on a sunny day is a beautiful thing. So why is it that launderers don’t get it? Why do so many people use dryers, when hanging clothes on the … Continue reading

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Inner Vision

I know this table! I’m pretty sure I saw this in his studio when I visited John Sears several years ago. The late Mr. Sears’ illustration will be on view at the James A. Michener Art Museum‘s Bucks County and … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Spring!

And that’s also the title of this painting by Joe Kazimierczyk. During the month of March, Artists’ Gallery is exhibiting the work of landscape painters Michael Schweigart and Joe Kazimierczyk in the gallery’s first show in its new location at … Continue reading

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When the Masters Meet

Years ago, when his house was on the Princeton Area YWCA Rooms to View tour, I got my own private peek inside Michael Graves’ magnificent Mediterranean-style villa (one of the perks of being a journalist that compensates for the miniscule … Continue reading

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Return to Plein Air

I can’t tell you exactly where this river scene is, but I know I have biked past it so many times, I feel in my heart it is a place I know as well as my backyard. “For the past … Continue reading

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Peach Winter Moon

Consider this painting by Nancy Peach my Winter Solstice card on The Artful Blogger. Interestingly, the slug on the jpeg image was “Peach Winter Moon,” the Washington, D.C.-based artist’s last name and the title of the painting. But the moon … Continue reading

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Beauty of the Seasons

Thanksgiving kicks off this special time of the year when we look inside ourselves. As the light is dying outside, the candle still burns within us, and what a wonderful time of the year to be sentimental and view magnificent … Continue reading

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