Cranford Artist’s Work On Display At Library In December

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Oxygen Tattoo is one of the paintings by artist Stephen D’Amato that will be on display at the Cranford Public Library in December.

“Oxygen Tattoo” is one of the paintings by artist Stephen D’Amato that will be on display at the Cranford Public Library in December.

CRANFORD – The art of Stephen D’Amato will be on display at the Cranford Public Library during December. The exhibit consists of paintings of Jersey Shore locations dating from 2004 to 2012.

The Jersey Shore has always been a creative source of inspiration for D’Amato, a longtime Cranford resident who has also painted many locations in town. A collection of his paintings of Cranford scenes was on the display at the library last December.

Most of the paintings in the December 2012 display are watercolors, but the exhibit also includes an oil painting of the beach at Cape May. D’Amato had some reservations about showing this series in the wake of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. However, he decided to continue and thought some would still enjoy seeing the beauty of the shore areas.

Some of the paintings may have a grittier feel, like his depiction of the Wildwood boardwalk, painted after the summer season. Other locations he painted from include Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Sea Girt, and Wildwood Crest.

For more information about D’Amato and his work, visit his web site at stephendamato.blogspot.com.

The Cranford Public Library is located at 224 Walnut Avenue and is open Monday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 


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