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Art exhibit in Ridgewood features the Jersey Shore

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Art exhibit in Ridgewood features the Jersey Shore
Friday, February 1, 2013
BY  EILEEN LA FORGIA
STAFF WRITER
The Ridgewood News

Greg Bennett has spent his life in Cape May County – growing up in Bridgeton and now living and painting in his beach block home and studio in Strathmere. His oil paintings on exhibit at the Cottage Place Gallery capture the beauty of the New Jersey coast as only a native can. Bennett paints the bay and marshes of his small tight-knit barrier island community.

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Bennett calls his most visited subjects the seascapes and landscapes that surround him. His work is greatly influenced by his environment. “I’m a perfectionist,” he said. “I like the winter palette because of the variations in the many grays in the landscape.”

“Winter Evening at the Point” shows St. Mary’s Retreat at Cape May Point on the bay where it meets the Atlantic; “Huddled” is a painting of backyard chairs which the artist felt were huddling to keep warm. Smaller oil paintings in the winter theme include: “Storm’s End,” “Inverted Boat in Winter,” “Changing Over to Rain” and “Winter Sunset.”

https://www.northjersey.com/arts_entertainment/art/189325821_Art_exhibit_in_Ridgewood_features_the_Jersey_Shore.html

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