During the course of a party or event the artist creates a picture as the perfect gift to the hosts and a different kind of entertainment for the guests. Original art, from an original idea.
Martin Ashley Hardy is a known landscape and figurative painter who has forged many styles, one of which has evolved into vibrant impressions of upscale corporate and society parties. Using acrylics, Hardy can rapidly capture the people and ambiance of any occasion.
Hardy, who is of English and Canadian origin, has maintained the tradition of plein air painting and is often found working outside all year round. He is well known for his colorful depictions of Union Square and in 2003, Toastie’s Deli commissioned a ceiling rotunda of the “Four Seasons of Union Square.”
Hardy has also gained a reputation in the beauty industry for his flattering pastel portraits of customers at the point of purchase for all the major lines of cosmetics including Chanel, Givenchy, and Lancome.
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Summer Exhibits at Museums
Jersey City Museum
350 Montgomery Street, Jersey City 201-413 0303
Now– August 24, 2008
In this exhibition, internationally renowned fiber artist Xenobia Bailey collaborates with several artists and designers to transform the museum’s Project Gallery into an intimate and enchanting environment which the artist calls an “urban tea ceremony with a twist”.
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The Permanent Collection is comprised of more than 20,000 objects of regionally significant art and historical objects, and important 20th century acquisitions. The Collection includes over 300 paintings and works on paper by local illustrator and landscape painter August Will (1834-1910), as well as drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, maps, textiles, decorative arts and industrial objects. The museum’s commitment to showing the work of both emerging and established artists has helped build their reputation as a force for contemporary art in New Jersey.
Henry Miller is regarded as one of the most important American Writers in twentieth Century literature, his only true peer being Ernest Hemingway. Little know to most, however was Miller’s life-long passion for watercolor painting,
He began painting even before he began writing and painted an estimated 1200 watercolors over a period of six decades.
If you love art then you have to visit this website set up by his daughter Valerie.
Among its many items you will find a biography, gallery and tribute by his daughter to her father. There are also original prints that can be purchased off the website.
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Jersey City Artist Richard La Rovere
Educated at New Jersey City University, Richard La Rovere holds a B.F.A. in commercial art. He is a professional freelance artist whose clients include real estate agencies, various corporations, stores, restaurants and private citizens as well. His client list includes Brown Harris Stevens and Stribling Associates. Archway Press, New York: Terrace Realty located in Queens, New York and Manhattan Buildings in Hoboken, NJ, along with Swenson Real Estate and Del Forno Real Estate in Jersey City, NJ. Other clients include The African – American Historical Society Museum in Jersey City, NJ. The Newark Landmark Commission of Newark, including other private parties has collected La Rovere’s art.
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Nickola Dudley’s earlier work mainly consisted of family and friends in mundane situations. Even though the subjects stood or sat close together there was never any interaction or tension. They kept their distance, remaining remote and seemed content in doing so. The artist eventually became more interested in the space between them and started pulling the areas out. These spaces soon became her new subjects.
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