Category Archives: Watercolor

Miles in Smiles

Third-generation artist Lonni Sue Johnson is on a path back from amnesia, thanks to mentoring and support from her sister and mother The 1985 New Yorker cover by Lonni Sue Johnson shows an artist in an all-white loft, at an … Continue reading

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Interior Design

Art venues sprout up in the unlikeliest of venues. In some instances, office buildings offer art galleries in their lobbies in order to help bring arts-and-culturally minded types into their midst. Alternatively, guerrilla artists may present artwork in a public … Continue reading

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Landscape Turns Inscape

From the mountains of China to Norway’s Lofoten Islands, from the sunsets of the American Southwest to gardens in France, England and Japan, Princeton artist Thomas George has immersed himself in the beauty and mystery of nature for more than … Continue reading

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I Love Lucy

In her own words, Lucy Graves McVicker says she will often ruin a painting to get the effect she wants. And I have seen her at work. She will cut up paintings, or crumple up Saran Wrap on this, or … Continue reading

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A Cultivated Life

On one wall of Kuen Liao’s West Windsor home is a painting of a woman and a boy in the courtyard of an Asian farmhouse, with chickens pecking in the foreground. Mr. Liao painted this scene from memory, and the … Continue reading

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Open Laboratory

Last week, while visiting the Princeton University Art Museum to write about the Pictures of Pictures exhibit curated by Joel Smith, I ran into Lucy Graves McVicker. (Read more about her here.) Not only is she an extraordinary artist, but … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Hula Ladies

A series of large-scale watercolors of the trunks of trees and mandala-inspired quilts in saturated hues are the latest explorations into luminous color and harmonic design by artist Kate Graves, which will be on exhibit in the ground floor exhibition … Continue reading

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Smoke and Fire

This painting by Paul Rickert reminds me of driving to Newark Airport and seeing the oil refineries spewing gaseous chemicals into the sky. Although sinfully polluting and akin to the sinuses of our overly wasteful society, there is nevertheless an … Continue reading

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Small Gems

You can feel the heavy load these trucks carry as they trundle their way through the snow. Not just the literal load, of course, but the heavy industrial load weighing down on them from the towers behind. Even the house … Continue reading

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Positively Phillips’ Mill

“Mr. Dylan,”  a mixed media work by John Nebesney of Princeton, has won the Hughes Award to an Artist Exhibiting at Phillips’ Mill For the First Time. The prestigious 80th Annual Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition  is the first and … Continue reading

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