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Featured Artist at Simons Fine Art Gallery: Jeffrey Charlesworth

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Jeff Charlesworth brings his own impressions of local landscape colors and nature to the canvas.  His oil paintings done directly outdoors (plein air) or in the studio create immediate impressions of light, color, shadow and space.  He finds inspiration in landscapes in the Delaware Valley in all seasons:  from farm fields, woodland creeks or scenes from in his own garden. His work has been shown at the Phillips Mill in New Hope, Pennsylvania; at the Stover Mill Gallery in Erwinna, Pennsylvania; The Philadelphia Sketch Club, and at the Lambertville Historic Society Plein Air Silent Auctions.

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A landscape architect by profession and a partner in his own practice Charlesworth Fleischacker Landscape Architects, Jeff translates his eye for color and design into lush four-season gardens.  Their practice specializes in sustainable and regenerative landscape that integrate landscape, nature, and architecture. His design work in residential, school and commercial landscapes has received state and regional awards for landscape architecture, planting and environmental design.  Recent projects have involved designs at a range of scales from an award-winning café in Reading, Pennsylvania, a restored and planted lake slope in eastern Pennsylvania, a lake-edge residence in Nantucket, Veterans Park in Plumstead Township, to a landscape plan for a 300-acre abandoned quarry in northern New Jersey.

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Jeff has been active in the local arts community.  He has served on the board of directors and is currently president of Artsbridge, a Delaware Valley artists group.  He also leads New Jersey Urban Sketchers, a group of architects, landscape architects, graphic designers and artistic professionals, in plein air drawing events.

Jeff’s drawings, renderings and sketches illustrate design work for clients, books and magazines.   In addition to professional work as a landscape architect, Jeff teaches design, graphics and planting design at Delaware Valley University and has given a workshop on garden sketching at the Barnes Arboretum in Philadelphia.

Artist’s website:  www.jeffcharlesworth.com

Charlesworth Fleischacker LLC Landscape Architects:  www.cfland.com

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Returning once again and paired with Mark McCoy, we are excited to share new works by both artists. Please join us for an opening reception on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 1-4pm. The exhibit “Vibrant Seasons” runs through October 29.

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How to Build a Fine Art Collection: Part I

Entering the world of art collecting can be a daunting, if not downright intimidating prospect. Whether you are beginner, or someone who has been admiring original art for quite some time, the thought of purchasing your first painting is enough to stop even the most ardent art fan in their tracks.

Building a fine art collection can be an exciting and satisfying hobby, not only a great way to spend your spare time, but  it can enrich your life on a daily basis by surrounding yourself with images you love that can be enjoyed every day!

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But where does one start? Whose art do you choose? There is really no correct answer….so long as it is something you love. Because at the end of the day, art values will rise and fall, and ultimately you want to be happy with what you have surrounding you in your home or office.

One of the biggest keys to successful collecting is to know what style of art appeals to you,  (this is where the fun begins…), and the only way to discover that is to start looking at art! So make a trip to a museum or to local galleries and begin to really look at the different styles and mediums that are on display.

On display now at Simons Fine Art Gallery is a collection of works by locals artists Robert Allen, Jeff Charlesworth, Robyn Graham, Kay King, Mark McCoy, John Reilly.

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“Fresh Perspectives” Oil Paintings by Jeff Charlesworth and David Sommers

On March 8th, collectors and art enthusiasts made their way to downtown Dublin for the opening of “Fresh Perspectives”, the current exhibit and sale at Simons Fine Art Gallery. The show consists of selected oil paintings by Lambertville artist Jeff Charlesworth and Bethlehem artist David Sommers .Fresh Perspectives Opening Night_Jeff and Yvonne

The present exhibit is an exciting combination of images combining post impressionist and cubist landscapes, highlighting the unique vision and engaging perspectives of these very talented regional artists. Response was overwhelmingly positive, and sales were brisk on opening night, with collectors enjoying the new works on display.

“Fresh Perspectives” will be on view through the end of March as part of Simons Fine Art Gallery’s ongoing “Featured Artist Series” in support of the areas local fine artists.

David Sommers and Christine McHugh