Then and Now Art Show, Oil and Pastel Paintings by Janet Purcell

Janet Purcell, Power and Glory (pastel)

Local artist Janet Purcell has been invited to once again exhibit her paintings in the Brodsky Gallery at the Chauncey Conference Center / ETS where she exhibited her works last February.

In a show entitled “Then and Now,” thirty of Purcell’s paintings will be on display from February 1 through March 6, 2018. While a few will be returning from last year’s show, the majority are new works and will be displayed for the first time at this exhibition. Included in this show is Purcell’s new body of work: eight pastel paintings with images ranging from 6×4 inches to 9×14 inches, all created at the historic Hopewell Train Station as part of the “Artists at the Station” group that has risen to new prominence in the area.

When she is not painting, Purcell is writing her weekly fine arts column in the Good Times section of Times of Trenton newspaper. She is also a regular contributor about interior design with DesignNJ magazine.

Purcell’s love of art has also threaded into her fiction writing. Her novels, Rooster Street, Legacy of a Runaway Slave; The Long Way Home; and Singer Lane bring readers to where art and artists are alive in all three.

“In my painting and writing, I try to capture the way the spirit colors and clothes my surroundings and to celebrate the joy that colors the commonplace when it is seen with new awareness,” shared Purcell.

Associated with Lawrence Fine Art & Framing Gallery and Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery, Washington Crossing, PA, and Veranda Gallery in Fair Lawn, NJ, a sampling of her works can also be seen at Shear Madness on Railroad Place, in Hopewell Borough, as well as on her website at  Purcell will also be exhibiting in the upcoming New Hope Arts and Riverside Symphonia Collaborative Exhibition at New Hope Arts Center.

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