NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The "Inspirations 44" exhibit, by Anne Klingenburg, is currently on display at the New Providence Memorial Library through September 2019.
The exhibit features 44 acrylic paintings of Klingenburg's trips to Florida, New Jersey Shore, West Virginia, the Berkshires and many more memorable canvases.
The exhibit opened with a reception in the Conti Family Meeting Room at the library where Klingenburg welcomed friends, family and community members. Many of the guests were familiar with her work and the story behind the collection.
Klingenburg's art history began at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art (NSFIA) and she graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. She started as a commercial artist before a career as a graphic artists for advertising companies in Miami, New York City and New Jersey. Locally, Klingenburg designed the graphics for the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit (VACNJ) and has studied with Irma Offstroff and Jessica Lenard.
"While doing professional graphic work through the years, I have found time to paint scenes of where I have lived or traveled," she said. "I made sure I did two paintings a year." She sold several paintings from her Ireland collection at the former Muddy Boot in Summit.
She was commissioned by Print NJ to paint "Footprints on the Moon" which now hangs in the Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapaconetta, OH.
Since retiring, Klingenburg has enjoyed many painting commissions of locations, people and digital house art for realtors. She has also been selected to be in The Park Avenue Club Annual Exhibits. And, she continues to paint scenes of where she has lived and traveled.
Her paintings are realistic with abstract expression added. The Berkshires is a roadside view with a spectacular display of the red mountains. "I left the road because that is what you see -- they even have a picnic table there," she said.
Several of her paintings are inspired by visits to her sister in Fort Meyers, FL and their two to three mile walks through the Everglades.