New Hope artist Charlie Sahner is in the spotlight this month in the gallery at the Bank of Princeton in Lambertville.
A former local store owner and journalist, Sahner returned to painting last year after a 15-year hiatus. On display in the gallery are more than two dozen recent works in oil covering landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and figures.
“Living in New York City in the 90s, I came across Art Student Showcase, Paul Toner’s gallery just east of Soho, specializing in work from students and teachers at the New York Academy of Art,” Sahner said. “Without formal training, I began painting in that academic, realistic style, then hung around the New York Studio School, with its atelier approach.
“My work today continues to express an ongoing tension between realist and more painterly styles, as it does between light and dark, the audience and the high wire,” he said.
The show runs through the end of February.
The Bank of Princeton is located at 10 Bridge St. in Lambertville. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday.
Learn more about Sahner’s work at charliesahner.com, Facebook, and Instagram.